Notebook of Roses and Civilization

Notebook of Roses and Civilization

Book - 2007
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Shortlisted for the 2008 Griffin Poetry Prize

Shortlisted for the 2007 Governor General's Award for Translation

The heat of summer on an earlobe, a parking meter, the shadow of crabs and pigeons under a cherry tree, an olive, a shoulder blade in the poems of Nicole Brossard these concrete, quotidian things move languorously through the senses to find a place beyond language. Taken together, they create an audacious new architecture of meaning.

Nicole Brossard, one of the world's foremost literary innovators, is known for her experiments with language and her groundbreaking treatment of desire and gender. This dextrous translation by the award-winning poets and translators Erin Moure and Robert Majzels brings into English, with great verve and sensitivity, Brossard's remarkable syntax and sensuality.

'[Brossard's] use of elliptical formulations and syntactical hijackings creates tensions between the image and the statement that result in a style that is unmistakably hers.'

- La Presse

'A new work by Brossard is an event - Yesterday, at the Hotel Clarendon is not merely experimental. It's radical.'

- The Globe and Mail

Publisher: Toronto : Coach House Books, c2007
ISBN: 9781552451816
155245181X
Branch Call Number: 819.154 Bross 3558ad 1
Characteristics: 81 p
Additional Contributors: Majzels, Robert 1950-
Mouré, Erin 1955-

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