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      The Orientation of Dylan Woodger : A Narrative Shaped By A Lasting College Friendship Tackles Complex Themes Translated title: Pakou Oryantasyon Oubyen Entegrasyon Dylan Woodger An : Yon Istwa Baze Sou Amitye Dirab Ki Te Fòme Nan Milye Anseyman Siperyè Abòde Sijè Konplike Translated title: LE PARCOURS D'ORIENTATION OU D'INTÉGRATION DE DYLAN WOODGER
      : UN RÉCIT FAÇONNÉ PAR UNE AMITIÉ DURABLE DANS L'ENSEIGNEMENT SUPÉRIEUR ABORDE DES THÈMES COMPLEXES

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            The novel, The Orientation of Dylan Woodger, written by Boston-based author and activist C. E. Obele, underwent publication during the spring of 2022. An alumnus of Hamilton College, a liberal arts college in Upstate New York, Obele crafted the book out of various fictionalizations of his experiences as a student at Hamilton, where he and one of his close friends, i.e., the novel’s eponym, first met. Drawing on ideas expounded upon by French philosopher Jean-François Lyotard, particularly those limned in The Post-modern Condition, this book review sheds light on some of the experiences shaping Obele’s conceptualization of his debut novel, through furnishing an intellectually-centered account shaped by campus life. Thereafter, the article covers key themes explored in Obele’s book, accentuating select strengths and weaknesses, as construed from a narratological perspective, before underscoring reasons for why the book could be significant.

            Woman an, "The Orientation of Dylan Woodger" (Pakou Oryantasyon Dylan Woodger An)ke otè ak manifestè C. E. Obele ki baze nan Boston te ekri, te pibliye pandan prentan 2022. Yon ansyen elèv Hamilton College, yon plas edikasyon elve (ki vini aprè lekòl segondè) sitiye nan pati nò eta New York (Nou Yòk), epi ki fokis soulèt ak syans sosyal e imèn, Obele te ekri liv li ya an itilizan an tan ke fondasyon eksperyans li an tan ke etidyan Hamilton College, kote li menm ak youn nan zanmi pwòch li, aprè lekèl li baze tit woman an, te rankontre premye fwa. An apwiyan sou ide detaye pa filozòfJean-François Lyotard, an patikilye ide ki diskite nan liv ki rele "The Post-Modern Condition"(Kondisyon Pos-modènnan),redaksyon swivan kritik liv sa klarifye kèk nan eksperyans ki te kontribiye nan fòmasyon ide ki nan premye woman Obele sa, an rann an tan ke posib yon kont, ki gen an tan ke fokis panse ki gen an tan ke enfliyans vi kanpous lekòl. Epi aprè, atik sa pale de sijè kle detaye nan liv Obele ya, nanmeteenpòtans sou kèk kalite ak defo ke sagenyen, an entepretan sa yo an itilizan zoutiy mantal ki baze sou tewori naratolojik, avan mete enpòtans sou rezon pou lèkèl liv sa ka yon liv ki enpòtan.

            Le roman, « The Orientation of Dylan Woodger », écrit par l'auteur et réformateur social basé à Boston C. E. Obele, a été publié au printemps 2022. Un ancien élève du Hamilton College, un établissement d'enseignement supérieur situé dans le nord de l'État de New York et axé sur les lettres et sciences sociales et humaines, Obele a conçu le livre à partir de diverses fictions de ses expériences en tant qu'étudiant à Hamilton, où lui et l'un de ses amis proches, l'éponyme du roman, se sont rencontrés pour la première fois. S'appuyant sur les idées exposées par le philosophe français Jean-François Lyotard, en particulier celles exposées dans le livre intitulé «La Condition postmoderne. Rapport sur le savoir», cette critique de livre clarifie certaines des expériences qui ont contribué à la conceptualisation par Obele de son premier roman, en fournissant un récit centré intellectuellement influencé par la vie de campus. Par la suite, l'article couvre les thèmes clés explorés dans le livre d'Obele, soulignant certaines qualités et lacunes, interprétées d'un point de vue narratologique, avant de souligner les raisons pour lesquelles le livre pourrait être important.

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            17 June 2022
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            10.14293/S2199-1006.1.SOR-.PPMZS6U.v1
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            Black literary tradition,Campus novel,Social role valorization,Debut novel,Narratology,Postmodernism

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