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61 | 2019
Écrits et cris de la terre dans le monde anglophone

Land’s Furrows and Sorrows in Anglophone Countries
Couverture Caliban 61 | 2019
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Credits: La Palouse, © Scott Slovic
ISBN 9782810706495

The texts presented in this issue of Caliban show the land as writing but also the suffering planet, the land wounded by human actitivities, and the land defended, particularly by texts. The land appears as a palimpsest, and agriculture may be seen as a form of writing, in travel books, in novels or in poems. The transformations of landscapes appear as reflections of history, the myths of First Nations appear as a reflection of the living Earth; the pen and the tool are united through poets’ perception of the Land. The land also heals its inhabitants and the writing of the Earth also appears in tracks: animal tracks as memory of the land. Migrations, roots and uprooting, freedom and stolen lands are political visions of the land writing its story and history. The writing and voices of the nonhuman world are tackled in several texts. Among the powerful texts appearing in this issue, we can mention an unpublished text by Scott Slovic, the co-founder of the international organization ASLE (Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment), an unpublished essay bu Nigerian poet and scholar Niyi Osundare, as well as several of his poems in English and in their French translation.

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