The Bridge of Beyond (New York Review Books Classics)

The Bridge of Beyond (New York Review Books Classics)

Simone Schwarz-Bart

this is often an intoxicating story of affection and beauty, moms and daughters, non secular values and the bleak legacy of slavery at the French Antillean island of Guadeloupe. the following long-suffering Telumee tells her lifestyles tale and tells us concerning the proud line of Lougandor ladies she maintains to attract energy from. Time flows erratically throughout the lengthy sizzling blue days because the insanity of the island swirls round the villages, and Telumee, raised within the defend of vast skirts, needs to the best way to navigate the adversities of a peasant neighborhood, the ecstasies of affection, and household realities whereas arriving at her personal priceless happiness. within the phrases of Toussine, the clever, delicate grandmother who increases her, “Behind one ache there's one other. Sorrow is a wave eternally. however the horse mustn’t experience you, you want to journey it.”

A masterpiece of Caribbean literature, The Bridge of Beyond relates the triumph of a beneficiant and hopeful spirit, whereas delivering a gorgeously lush, creative depiction of the flowers, panorama, and customs of Gua­deloupe. Simone Schwarz-Bart’s incantatory prose, interwoven with Creole proverbs and lore, looks the following in a outstanding translation via Barbara Bray.

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