Mauve Desert

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Author: Nicole Brossard
Publisher: Coach House Books
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 206
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Fifteen-year-old Mélanie drives across the Arizona desert in a white Meteor, chasing fear and desire and the mysterious Angela Parkins, and breaking free from her mother and her mother's lover in their roadside Mauve Motel. And then we are with Maude Laures as she reads Mauve Desert, this story of Melanie, and becomes obsessed with it. She embarks on an extraordinary quest for its mysterious author, characters and meaning, which leads us into the third part, Mauve, the Horizon, Laures's eventual translation of Mauve Desert.


Mauve Desert

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Author: Adriene Jenik
Publisher:
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Languages : en
Pages : 95
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Transmesis

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Author: Thomas O. Beebee
Publisher: Springer
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 266
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This study compares modern and contemporary literary works from around the globe that have translation as a central theme, and that treat one of four of said black-box issues: language as embodiment; unknown language; conversion; and postcolonial derivations.


The Art Of Subtraction

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Author: Bruno Lessard
Publisher: University of Toronto Press
Category : CD-ROMs
Languages : en
Pages : 229
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Cover -- Copyright page -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1 Back to the Future: The Rise of CD-ROM -- 2 In the Realm of Digital Heterotopias: Exploring CD-ROM Space -- 3 A Sensuous Gaze: Interactive Chronophotography and Relation-Images -- 4 A Cinema of One's Own: The Mediumistic Performance of the Female Body -- 5 Spaces of Desire: Mapping and Translating Lesbian Reality -- 6 In Search of Lost Space: Photographic Memories and the Digital Punctum -- Conclusion -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index


Redefining The Subject

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Author: Charlotte Sturgess
Publisher: Rodopi
Category : Law
Languages : en
Pages : 158
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This volume takes up the challenge of Canadian women's writing in its diversity, in order to examine the terms on which subjectivity, in its social, political and literary dimensions, emerges as discourse. Work from writers as diverse as Dionne Brand, Hiromi Goto and Margaret Atwood, among others, are studied both in their specific dimensions and through the collective focus of cultural and textual revision which characterizes Canadian writing in the feminine. Current theorizing on the postcolonial imaginary is brought to bear in the interests of forging or unpacking those links which tie the Self to culture. As such, Redefining the Subject sets out to discover the limits of the aesthetic in its encounter with the political: the figures and designs which envisage textual reimaginings as statements of a contemporary Canadian reality.


The Blue Books

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Author: Nicole Brossard
Publisher: Coach House Books
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 349
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Nicole Brossard's lucid, subversive and innovative work on language has influenced an entire generation of readers and writers. But three of her seminal works of postmodernism and feminism have been lost to us for years. The Blue Books brings them back. A Book: A novel about a novel; five characters in 'search of a narrative, a narrative in search of an author.' Brossard's first novel, and a key work in Canadian postmodernism. Turn of a Pang (Sold-out in French): Quebec's 1943 Conscription Crisis and the 1970 War Measures Act weave together to form the texture of a woman's life. French Kiss: a celebration of the energy of women and language in the face of the male authorities of Montreal politics and the physical authority of the printed (and bound) word. The Blue Books collects these three long-out-of-print, groundbreaking Brossard titles, in their original Coach House Press English translations (A Book by Larry Shouldice, Turn of a Pang and French Kiss by the acclaimed Patricia Claxton). Don't be blue: these Brossard classics are back!


Nation And Region In Modern American And European Fiction

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Author: Thomas O. Beebee
Publisher: Purdue University Press
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 200
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In his book Nation and Region in Modern American and European Fiction, Thomas O. Beebee analyzes fictional texts as a "discursive territoriality" that shape readers' notions of (and ambivalence about) national and regional belonging. Several canonical works of literary fiction have provided their readers with verbal maps that in their depictions of boundary spaces construct indirect images of national territory and geography. Beebee analyzes the historical and cultural diversity in Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's, Nikolai Gogol’s, and Ivan Turgenev's competing geographies of Russia and its empire, Euclides da Cunha's ambivalent nomination of the sertanejo (backlander) as the "bedrock of the Brazilian race," William Faulkner's and Jose Lins do Rego's cultural memories of the plantation, Jose Maria Arguedas's novelistic ethnogeographies of Andean culture, Juan Benet's construction of region as both metaphor and metonym for Francoist Spain, and the "utopian" North American (U.S. and Canada) desert landscapes of Mary Austin, Nicole Brossard, and Joy Harjo.


Atlantis

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Category : Women
Languages : en
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Yesterday At The Hotel Clarendon

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Author: Nicole Brossard
Publisher: Coach House Books
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 237
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Nominated for a Governor General's Award for Translation Yesterday, on my way back from the museum: my head is full of images of storms. A boundless sea of paintings and photographs. Other storms I build like a backdrop, with sombre and anonymous characters, impossible to identify. I remain thus all evening, pressed up against the existence of a storm without feeling threatened. Waiting. After a few momentsI become, I am, the storm, the disruption, the precipitation, the agitation that puts reality in peril. Carla Carlson is at the Hotel Clarendon in Quebec City trying to finish a novel. Nearby, a woman, preoccupied with sadness and infatuated with her boss, catalogues antiquities at the Museum of Civilization. Every night, the two women meet at the hotel bar and talk - about childhood and parents and landscapes, about time and art, about Descartes and Francis Baconand writing. When Yesterday, at the Hotel Clarendon appeared in French (as Hier), the media called it the pinnacle of Brossard's remarkable forty-year literary career. From its intersection of four women emerges a kind of art installation, a lively read in which life and death and the vertigo of ruins tangle themselves together to say something about history and desire and art. 'Hier is a book in which the love of language, authorial anxiety and the generosity of a writer who has dedicated herself to the craft of writing are truly revealed.' - Le Devoir 'An explorer of language, Brossard has, for many years, pursued a demanding and unarguably original oeuvre. Hier, her latest book, is a kind of sum or synthesis of her research and her meditations.' - Lettres Québécoises


Paris Quebec

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Author: Claudine Bertrand
Publisher: Ekstasis Editions
Category : Poetry
Languages : en
Pages : 122
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Paris, the City of Light, inspires the entire world -- especially the poets of Quebec. In this anthology, superbly translated by Stephen Scobie and Marie Vautier, Quebecois poets explore the splendours, mysteries and secrets of Paris. This ancient centre of culture, the capital city of their ancestors, the settlers of New France, puts the poets in touch with the source of their vibrant art. Paris speaks to Quebec's greatest poets in their own language and they in turn celebrate this city of beauty and of art. Edited by Claudine Bertrand and illustrated with atmospheric black-and-white photography, this anthology makes a wonderful introduction to contemporary Quebecois poetry and an intriguing exploration of one of the world's favourite cities."