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The Resource Love, anger, madness : a Haitian triptych, Marie Vieux-Chauvet ; a new translation by Rose-Myriam Réjouis and Val Vinokur ; introduction by Edwidge Danticat

Love, anger, madness : a Haitian triptych, Marie Vieux-Chauvet ; a new translation by Rose-Myriam Réjouis and Val Vinokur ; introduction by Edwidge Danticat

Label
Love, anger, madness : a Haitian triptych
Title
Love, anger, madness
Title remainder
a Haitian triptych
Statement of responsibility
Marie Vieux-Chauvet ; a new translation by Rose-Myriam Réjouis and Val Vinokur ; introduction by Edwidge Danticat
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Available in English for the first time, Marie Vieux-Chauvet's stunning trilogy of novellas is a remarkable literary event. In a brilliant translation by Rose-Myriam Réjouis and Val Vinokur, Love, Anger, Madness is a scathing response to the struggles of race, class, and sex that have ruled Haiti. Suppressed upon its initial publication in 1968, this major work became an underground classic and was finally released in an authorized edition in France in 2005. In Love, Anger, Madness, Marie Vieux-Chauvet offers three slices of life under an oppressive regime. Gradually building in emotional intensity, the novellas paint a shocking portrait of families and artists struggling to survive under Haiti's terrifying government restrictions that have turned its society upside down, transforming neighbors into victims, spies, and enemies. In 'Love', Claire is the eldest of three sisters who occupy a single house. Her dark skin and unmarried status make her a virtual servant to the rest of the family. Consumed by an intense passion for her brother-in-law, she finds redemption in a criminal act of rebellion. In 'Anger', a middle-class family is ripped apart when twenty-year-old Rose is forced to sleep with a repulsive soldier in order to prevent a government takeover of her father's land. And in 'Madness', René, a young poet, finds himself trapped in a house for days without food, obsessed with the souls of the dead, dreading the invasion of local military thugs, and steeling himself for one final stand against authority
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Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Chauvet, Marie
Dewey number
843/.914
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from French
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1969-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Vinokur, Val
  • Danticat, Edwidge
  • Réjouis, Rose-Myriam
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Haiti
  • Haiti
  • Authors, Haitian
  • Chauvet, Marie
  • Authors, Haitian
  • Haiti
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Love, anger, madness : a Haitian triptych, Marie Vieux-Chauvet ; a new translation by Rose-Myriam Réjouis and Val Vinokur ; introduction by Edwidge Danticat
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Love -- Anger -- Madness
Control code
ocn462881682
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Modern Library paperback ed.
Extent
xxvi, 379 pages
Isbn
9780812976922
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)462881682
Label
Love, anger, madness : a Haitian triptych, Marie Vieux-Chauvet ; a new translation by Rose-Myriam Réjouis and Val Vinokur ; introduction by Edwidge Danticat
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Love -- Anger -- Madness
Control code
ocn462881682
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Modern Library paperback ed.
Extent
xxvi, 379 pages
Isbn
9780812976922
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)462881682

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