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L'identité diasporique de Claude McKay : la découverte désenchantée du progrès

Abstract : This master’s dissertation tackles the issue of Jamaican author Claude McKay’s identity. Oftentimes described as an archetypal author of the Harlem Renaissance or as Jamaica’s national poet, his representations are often incomplete. Taking into account all of McKay’s writings and his travels, we offer a definition of his identity as a diasporic one. Always evolving and reshaping itself, this identity create tension in McKay’s productions. Through his travels and his meetings with fellow artists and thinkers, the author engages himself in an always-frustrated quest for belonging. Modern condition disenchants his discovery of progress.
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François Garcin. L'identité diasporique de Claude McKay : la découverte désenchantée du progrès. Sciences de l'Homme et Société. 2015. ⟨dumas-01170170⟩



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