The figure of Toussaint L’Ouverture appears as the explicit protagonist of two poems, a renowned sonnet by William Wordsworth, and a far less known poetic composition in a ballad-like form by Edward Rushton. Written in the span of a few months, presumably immediately before and shortly after Toussaint’s capture by the French in June 1802 and his transportation to France, where he died in April 1803, the two poems exemplify fundamentally distant ideological attitudes to the historical event and the historical character as such, which also influence the terms of their transmutation into poetic discourse.

"Re-Constructing Toussaint in the Romantic Era: History, Agency, and the Haitian Revolution (1791-1804)"

DELLAROSA, Franca
2009

Abstract

The figure of Toussaint L’Ouverture appears as the explicit protagonist of two poems, a renowned sonnet by William Wordsworth, and a far less known poetic composition in a ballad-like form by Edward Rushton. Written in the span of a few months, presumably immediately before and shortly after Toussaint’s capture by the French in June 1802 and his transportation to France, where he died in April 1803, the two poems exemplify fundamentally distant ideological attitudes to the historical event and the historical character as such, which also influence the terms of their transmutation into poetic discourse.
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