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Haitian Laughter / Rire hatien
A Mosaic of Ninety Miniatures in French and English, Bilingual Edition
Georges Anglade Translated from the French by Anne Pease McConnell
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Haitian Laughter is constructed around the lodyans, a narrative genre that has blossomed in Haiti as an art of miniatures. The substantial reduction in scale that presides over their creation allows only the significant features to remain, like a medieval illumination, a Japanese bonsai, or simply a small-sized map of an immense territory. This makes each miniature a "dwarf-sized saga," which lets us glimpse the larger dimension of the original of which it is a reduced model.

Georges Anglade is a geographer with a passion for literature who set himself the task of modernizing the oral tradition of lodyans in Haiti and of universalizing its expression. He
holds a Ph.D. in geography and is a retired professor and chair of the Geography Department of Universit du Qubec Montral, Qubec, Canada.

Catalog #: B390
2006, Educa Vision Inc., 400pp, Hardcover
ISBN 1-58432-359-0
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