Download the Free Fishpond App!
Download on the App Store

Android App on Google play

Already own it?

Sell Yours
Home » Books

The Wretched of the Earth

Penguin Modern Classics

By Frantz Fanon, Constance Farrington (Translated by), Jean-Paul Sartre (Preface by)

Elsewhere $29.15 $17.11   Save $12.04 (41%)
Free shipping Australia wide
Ships from UK
Order Now for Christmas with e-Gift
Rating:
 
Register or sign-in to rate and get recommendations.
Format: Paperback, 256 pages
Published In: United Kingdom, 06 December 2001

Frantz Fanon's seminal work on the trauma of colonisation, The Wretched of the Earth made him the leading anti-colonialist thinker of the twentieth century. This Penguin Modern Classics edition is translated from the French by Constance Farrington, with an introduction by Jean-Paul Sartre.

Written at the height of the Algerian war for independence from French colonial rule and first published in 1961, Frantz Fanon's classic text has provided inspiration for anti-colonial movements ever since, analysing the role of class, race, national culture and violence in the struggle for freedom. With power and anger, Fanon makes clear the economic and psychological degradation inflicted by imperialism. It was Fanon, himself a psychotherapist, who exposed the connexion between colonial war and mental disease, who showed how the fight for freedom must be combined with building a national culture, and who showed the way ahead, through revolutionary violence, to socialism. Many of the great calls to arms from the era of decolonization are now of purely historical interest, yet this passionate analysis of the relations between the great powers and the 'Third World' is just as illuminating about the world we live in today.

Frantz Fanon (1925-61) was a Martinique-born French author essayist, psychoanalyst, and revolutionary. Fanon was a supporter of the Algerian struggle for independence from French rule, and became a member of the Algerian National Liberation Front. He was perhaps the preeminent thinker of the 20th century on the issue of decolonization and the psychopathology of colonisation. His works have inspired anti-colonial liberation movements for more than four decades.

If you enjoyed The Wretched of the Earth, you might like Edward Said's Orientalism, also available in Penguin Modern Classics.

'In clear language, in words that can only have been written in the cool heat of rage, he showed us the internal theatre of racism'
Independent

Trailer

About the Author

Frantz Fanon (1925 - 1961) was an author from Martinique, essayist, psychoanalyst, and revolutionary. He was perhaps the preeminent thinker of the 20th century on the issue of decolonization and the psychopathology of colonization. His works have inspired anti-colonial liberation movements for more than four decades

Reviews

"The writing of Malcolm X or Eldridge Cleaver or Amiri Baraka or the Black Panther leaders reveals how profoundly they have been moved by the thoughts of Frantz Fanon."

EAN: 9780141186542
ISBN: 0141186542
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Dimensions: 19.8 x 12.9 x 1.5 centimetres (0.20 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
Tell a friend

Their Email:

Sell Yours

Already own this item?
Sell Yours and earn some cash. It's fast and free to list! (Learn More.)

2 review(s)
All Reviews
2
2
Nathan on
 
This book is amazing
Mark on
 
Frantz Fanon's The Wretched of the Earth could be understood as one of the first works in postcolonialism. But, it is a political manifesto also, and call to arms. The first essays cover the history of colonial oppression, and the psychological impact of colonisation. It is the mind that is eventually colonised. The final psychoanalytic sections convey the extent of this psychological oppression. Read this too for Jean-Paul Sartre's excellent introduction. The best work in postcolonial thought, and the most explicitly political

Review this Product

BAD GOOD
 

Related Searches

 

Webmasters, Bloggers & Website Owners

You can earn a 5% commission by selling The Wretched of the Earth (Penguin Modern Classics) on your website. It's easy to get started - we will give you example code. After you're set-up, your website can earn you money while you work, play or even sleep!

 

Authors/Publishers

Are you the Author/Publisher? Improve sales by submitting additional information on this title.

 

This item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.