Janis L. Pallister （essay date April 1980）
SOURCE: “Léopold Sédar Senghor: A Catholic Sensibility?,” in French Review, Vol. LIII, No. 5, April, 1980, pp. 670-9.
[In the following essay, Pallister objects to critical interpretations of Senghor's poetry that emphasize the significance of symbolist, surrealist, and Roman Catholic influences in his work.]
It is arresting to note that many recent trends in Senghorian criticism, relying on a whole new set of critical clichés, should attempt to legitimize this great and fundamentally African...
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