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All souls" rising by Madison Smartt Bell

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Published by Vintage Books in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Haiti

Subjects:

  • Toussaint Louverture, 1743?-1803 -- Fiction.,
  • Slave insurrections -- Fiction.,
  • Haiti -- History -- Revolution, 1791-1804 -- Fiction.

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementMadison Smartt Bell.
GenreFiction.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3552.E517 A45 2004
The Physical Object
Pagination530 p. :
Number of Pages530
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3322225M
ISBN 101400076536
LC Control Number2004276044

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  All Souls’ Rising is really about us, our times, our prejudices, our race wars.” –The Atlanta Journal-Constitution “A serious historical novel that reads like a dream.” –The Washington Post Book World “Rich and ambitious One of the most sophisticated fictional treatments of the enduring themes of class, color, and freedom.”Brand: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group. About All Souls’ Rising “A serious historical novel that reads like a dream.” —The Washington Post Book World “One of the most spohisticated fictional treatments of the enduring themes of class, color, and freedom.” —San Francisco Chronicle NATIONAL BOOK . All Souls’ Rising is really about us, our times, our prejudices, our race wars.” –The Atlanta Journal-Constitution “A serious historical novel that reads like a dream.” –The Washington Post Book World “Rich and ambitious One of the most sophisticated fictional treatments of the enduring themes of class, color, and freedom.”Cited by: Bell assembles a kaleidoscopic portrait of this seminal movement through a tableau of characters that encompass black, white, male, female, rich, poor, free and enslaved. Pulsing with brilliant detail, All Soul’s Rising provides a visceral sense of the pain, terror, confusion, and triumph of revolution.

Bell assembles a kaleidoscopic portrait of this seminal movement through a tableau of characters that encompass black, white, male, female, rich, poor, free and enslaved. Pulsing with brilliant /5(3). All Souls Rising Book Summary: "A serious historical novel that reads like a dream." --The Washington Post Book World "One of the most spohisticated fictional treatments of the enduring themes of class, color, and freedom.". This book review was originally published in the Baltimore City Paper. It might at first seem a strange move for Madison Smartt Bell (author of Soldier’s Joy, Zero db, and Save Me, Joe Louis) to abandon his milieu of disturbed drifters and world-weary veterans for a period novel set in French colonial for the first pages or so of All Souls’ Rising, Bell does indeed seem out.   In All Soul's Rising, on the other hand, Bell plops the reader down in the midst of the incredibly violent Haitian revolt at the turn of the 19th Century and through the use of shifting perspectives, allows the reader access to the experiences of those caught up in it, but he provides no context for what is occurring/5(35).

  The backdrop of the French Revolution, with its mixture of rights and terror, is essential to the drama of All Souls' Rising, and most readers will need to read the appendix several times to stay abreast of royalists, Jacobins, and emissaries from the Mother by: The clash of cultures and the blood of revolution form the contours of a long, uneven tale of the 18th-century slave uprising in Haiti. The prolific Bell (Save Me, Joe Louis, , etc.) here undertakes the portrayal of legendary figure Toussaint L'Ouverture, the slave who started a revolution and whose intellect and noble cunning recast him as the Napoleon of the New World. Saint Domingue. ALL SOULS' RISING By Madison Smartt Bell Pantheon Books, New York, ISBN # pages. Plus chronology and glossary. $ All Souls’ Rising is really about us, our times, our prejudices, our race wars.” –The Atlanta Journal-Constitution “A serious historical novel that reads like a dream.” –The Washington Post Book World “Rich and ambitious One of the most sophisticated fictional treatments of the enduring themes of class, color, and freedom.”.