LEONORA SANSAY SECRET HISTORY PDF
“Michael J. Drexler’s splendidly documented, richly contextualized edition of Leonora Sansay’s Secret History and Laura is indispensable to anyone studying the. The opening sentence of Leonora Sansay’s epistolary novel, Secret History: during the early years of the Haitian Revolution.1 As a “secret history,” the novel. In this splendid edition, Michael Drexler republishes two strange and important narratives by the Philadelphia-based author Leonora Sansay. The first, Secret.
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Secret History; or, The Horrors of St.
Edited by Michael Drexler. In this splendid edition, Michael Drexler republishes two strange and important narratives by the Philadelphia-based author Leonora Sansay.
The first, Secret History; or, the Horrors of St. With its meticulous editing, clear and insightful introduction, and invaluable appendices, this new edition will go a long way toward placing these texts in the prominent light they deserve.
Secret History; or, The Horrors of St. Domingo and Laura – Broadview Press
Indeed, while both narratives deserve far more scholarly attention than they yet have received, the relative neglect of Secret Historyin particular, in the two centuries since its publication, is as worthy of remark as the text itself. Sansa solely for its subject matter, this should already have become an indispensable text for historians and literary scholars alike.
Secret History is also a fascinating formal creation. As Colin Dayan first observed, one of the signal achievements of the narrative is to make visible the tight interconnectedness within a Caribbean slave society between social and sexual rivalry in the so-called sansxy sphere and the more visible and public conflict for military and political control Haiti, History, and the GodsBerkeley, CA, He goes on to argue that the complex itinerary of the narrative—which pursues its female protagonists from Philadelphia to Saint Domingue, Cuba, and Jamaica and back to Philadelphia—must be integral to any reading.
Students at a variety of levels will learn much from this edition.
I have taught the edition with good success to classes of advanced undergraduates and graduate students. A clear and cogent introduction makes the book a particular pleasure to teach to the former group Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves.
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