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Simone Schwarz-Bart

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Fødselsdato
1938-08-01
Køn
female
Nationalitet
France
Fødested
Saintes, Charente-Maritime, France
Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe, France
Bopæl
Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe
Paris, France
Dakar, Senegal
Switzerland
Goyave, Guadeloupe
Erhverv
novelist
playwright
Relationer
Schwarz-Bart, André (husband)
Priser og hædersbevisninger
Commandeur, Ordre des Arts et des Lettres
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Simone Schwarz-Bart, née Brumant, was born possibly in Saintes, in western France, or in Pointe-à-Pitre on on the island of Guadeloupe, as she had stated both. She was living in France with her parents, who were originally from Guadeloupe, at the start of World War II. Her father stayed to fight with the French army, while she and her mother returned to Guadeloupe.

At the age of 18, while studying in Paris, she met André Schwarz-Bart, who encouraged her to take up writing as a career. The couple married in 1961 and lived with their two children in Senegal, Switzerland, Paris, and Guadeloupe.

Together they wrote two historical novels: Un plat de porc aux bananes vertes (A Plate of Green Bananas, 1967) and La Mulâtresse Solitude (A Woman Named Solitude, 1972). In 1989, they wrote a six-volume encyclopaedia called Hommage à la femme noire (In Praise of Black Women).

In 1972, she independently wrote Pluie et vent sur Télumée Miracle (The Bridge of Beyond), which is considered one of the masterpieces of Caribbean literature. She has since published several other novels.

Simone Schwarz-Bart has also written for the theater, including a one-act play, Ton beau capitaine (Your Handsome Captain).

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Des descriptions poignantes, tant d'un hospice parisien des années 1940 que de la Martinique de 1900, où l'esclavage était si proche, si vivant, si douloureux encore dans la mémoire des anciens. Une langue française enrichie de l'épaisseur colorée du créole.
 
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vivi_brindherbe | Dec 27, 2022 |
I have not read a book this good in years. Strong women. Strong setting. Strong writing. This moved me.
 
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urnmo | 8 andre anmeldelser | Jul 29, 2019 |
Thank you NYRB classics. I don't know how I would have found this marvel otherwise. It runs deep and rich.
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77nanci | 8 andre anmeldelser | Aug 18, 2017 |
Petite-fille d'une négresse à la beauté légendaire, Télumée s'use les mains dans une plantation de canne à sucre.

Chassée par un mari alcoolique, elle se réfugie chez Ambroise le sage et le révolté. Malgré sa condition et son statut d'exploitée, Télumée possède un trésor inestimable : l'amour de la vie.

Son récit fait chanter la langue française au rythme de la musique noire.

« Si on m'en donnait le pouvoir, c'est ici même, en Guadeloupe, que je choisirais de renaître, souffrir et mourir. »

source : Points Seuil
1995 (1ère éd. 1980)
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Medlemmer
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Vurdering
4.1
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ISBN
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