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A Beach in Maine
Suzanne Jacob, Susanna Finnell
1990
In this lyrical novella, reminiscent of Marguerite Duras, Suzanne Jacob describes the poignant sojourn of twins on a Maine beach. Mourning the death of their mother, they confront their present by juxtaposing it with their past together.
A Call for Cultural Symbiosis
Jüri Talvet, H.L. Hix
2005
In a provocative and thoughtful essay, Estonia's preeminent poet and cultural critic, Jüri Talvet, investigates the role of culture in the postmodern world. Against the large background of historical values in western and world culture, Talvet inveighs against monologues and grand narratives launched by Western centers, envisaging instead a cultural...
A Dive into My Essence
Claude Péloquin, Michel Albert, Jennifer Sullivan
1990
This collection of prose pieces expressing the creative life of the enfant terrible of Quebecois literature represents one man's self-exploration of his life and writing. Translated from the original French version, Une plongée dans mon essentiel, published by Guernica in 1985, it is the first time Peloquin's work appears in English.
A Father's Revenge
Pan Bouyoucas, George Tombs, Daniel Sloate
2001
A Father's Revenge is a disturbing and finely-wrought crime novel. The author takes us on the painful journey of a father in search of justice and the Quebecois detective investigating the incident. It is the fourth novel by Pan Bouyoucas.
A Hunger Artist and Other Stories; Poems and Songs of Love
Georg Mordechai Langer, Franz Kafka, Menachem Wolff, Thor Polson, Elana Wolff
2014
Kafka's writings are characterized by an extreme sensitivity manifested in absurdity, alienation, and gallows humor, and these two particular collections of short pieces, A Country Doctor (1919) and A Hunger Artist (1924), represent later works in the corpus. Poems and Songs of Love is a translation of the collection Piyyutim...
À la hauteur de Grand Central Station je me suis assise et j'ai pleuré
Elizabeth Smart, Brigid Brophy, Hélène Filion
1993
By Grand Central Station est l'une des oeuvres les plus dénudées, les plus écorchées vives qui aient jamais été écrites. C'est un cri de totale vulnérabilité. Le fait de la voir dans la légende du satyre écorché vif rejoint sa propre imagerie puisqu'un satyre, fusion de deux créatures, est lui.
A Mystery in Naples
Ermanno Rea, Thomas Simpson
2004
In trying to uncover why Francesca Nobili killed herself, this mystery novel searches the politically charged world of 1950s Naples, Italy. In it we find corrupt politicians, opportunistic bureaucrats, and activists tortured by their memories of when Naples lay on the front line of the Cold War. The author's own...
A Small Map of Experience: Reflections & Aphorisms
A Small Map of Experience
Reflections & Aphorisms
Leonidas Donskis, Karla Gruodis
2013
To entail, scan and embrace more knowledge of what is and what ought to be done in fewer words -- to make a statement as short, concise, terse and pithy as possible while rendering the sights it opens as vast as possible -- is the principal intention of the practitioners...
A Still Life: Selected Poems (1960-2010)
A Still Life
Selected Poems (1960-2010)
Bernlef, Scott Rollins
2016
His poems make you forget what poetry is. Bernlef's secret is in the way he looks at things. His attention to the ordinary, to the marginal, the so-called extra literary has not only enlarged the realm of the poetic but challenges the hierarchies and preconceived notions about what is or...
Against The Light
Tiziano Broggiato, Patricia Hanley, Maria Laura Mosco
2013
This collection presents a bilingual Italian-English selection of the poetry of Tiziano Broggiato, winner of the prestigious Premio Montale. The translations, by Canadians Patricia Hanley and Maria Laura Mosco, bring to North American audiences the poetry of an author who has already been translated into half a dozen languages.
Aknos and Other Poems
Fulvio Caccia, Daniel Sloate
1997
This selection is the first-time translation of Caccia's poetry which appeared in the original French-language Aknos, winner of the Governor General's Award of Canada in 1994.
Albino Pierro: Selected Poems
Albino Pierro
Selected Poems
Albino Pierro, Luigi Bonaffini
2002
With its dark, lamenting style and vision, Albino Pierro's poetry was often described as the work of a sorceror or shaman. One of the most distinguished composers of dialect poetry in the 20th century, Pierro's verse is presented here in both his archaic Lucan Italian vernacular and in English.
Amazon Angel
Yolande Villemaire, Gérald Leblanc
1993
First published in 1982, Amazon Angel describes a journey into the realm of colour. Inspired by the spirit of the islands of Hawaii where rainbows are a daily occurrence, the narrator navigates from red to violet and back, time-travelling through the lives of women and men of the past and...
America: La fortune d'un nom
America
La fortune d'un nom
Amerigo Vespucci, Albert Ronsin
1991
The Renaissance Florentine navigator Amerigo Vespucci made two voyages to the West, the first in 1499-1500 and the second in 1501-1502. During these expeditions, he explored over 6,000 miles of coastline and determined that the lands Columbus discovered were not islands off the continent of Asia but were part of...
Angelina's Lips
Giuseppe Conte, Robert Buranello
2011
To be Hitchcockian about it, the story deals with the relationship between Umber, a professor of comparative literature, and a Dr. Jamshid Kloster, an experimental physicist whom Umber meets on a Laguna Beach bench as Diane Keaton, a long-time Laguna Beach resident, strolls by. Apparently, Conte wasn't as oblivious...
Beyond The Flames
Louise Dupré, Antonio D'Alfonso
2014
A woman, following a visit to Auschwitz, meditates on the possibility -- or impossibility -- of continuing to live, following the killing of millions in death camps. The subject is not new. But Louise Dupré makes this horror present again, while at the same time emphasizing the need to go...
Beyond the Ruins
Marco Micone, Jill MacDougall
1995
The original version of this play, the last part of a trilogy on the theme of immigration, won the Grand Prix du Journal de Montréal in 1989.
Bittersweet Pieces: A Collection of Dutch Short Stories
Bittersweet Pieces
A Collection of Dutch Short Stories
Gerrit Bussink
1991
This collection of short stories by eleven prominent Dutch writers from the last two decades of Dutch literature were originally selected for a radio project by Radio Netherlands, the Dutch International Service. Authors included: F.L. Bastet, J.M.A. Biesheuvel, J. Bernlef, Bob den Uyl, Hermine de Graaf, J.A. Deelder, Gerrit Krol,...
Black Diva: Selected Poems 1982-1986
Black Diva
Selected Poems 1982-1986
Jean-Paul Daoust, Daniel Sloate
1991
Concerned with the quest for love, this selection, specially translated by Daniel Sloate from various collections of the poet's work, is a lyrical exploration of homosexual love and the angst of solitude.
Blue Ashes: Selected Poems (1982-1998)
Blue Ashes
Selected Poems (1982-1998)
Jean-Paul Daoust, Daniel Sloate
1999
Gay literature will never be the same after this book. This book is unique in its sensitivity to a universe of forbidden love and sex between a man in his early twenties and a boy of six and half years. This book won in the original French the Governor General's...
Body of Night: Selected Poems
Body of Night
Selected Poems
Gilbert Langevin, Marc Plourde
1987
A bilingual French-English selection of poems by Governor General award-winning Quebecois poet and songwriter.
Breathing Underwater
Pablo Valdivia, Ross Woods
2014
Pablo Valdivia's debut collection, Respirar bajo el agua (Breathing Underwater), stands as a conversation between a young man and the world around him. It is a collection tinged with aching nostalgia -- an emotion intensified by the often sterile images inspired by the Swedish and English backdrops in many of...
Broke City
Jacques Renaud, David Homel
1984
Jacques Renaud's Le casse, translated here as Broke City, is, if nothing else, an important work in Quebecois literary history, as it was one of the first and certainly the most scandalous novel to have been written in "joual". It's not just a novel about a bunch of low-lifes scamming...
Cantos North / Cantos du nord: An English-French Bilingual Edition
Cantos North / Cantos du nord
An English-French Bilingual Edition
Henry Beissel, Arlette Francière
2017
Epic in scope, lyrical in its celebration of nature, frequently uncompromising in its portrayal of human violence and greed, and rich in the keenly observed details -- colours, sounds, rhythms, scents, and voices -- that constitute this place we call “our home and native land,” Cantos North/Cantos du nord sings...
Changing Shores
Nadine Ltaif, Christine Tipper
2009
One woman's emotional and cultural journey is luxuriously illustrated in this moving collection, as she artfully recounts leaving Lebanon for a new life in Canada. In a voice that blends prose with poetry, she copes with the newfound sense of rootlessness she gains in exchange for her new freedom. Though...
Choice of Uppercuts, A
Oliver Scharpf, Marco Sonzogni
2010
An uppercut, in boxing, is a punch that comes from underneath and hits you on the chin. Often, it knocks you to the floor ... cold. .. out for the count. But the thing is, to attempt an uppercut, you've got to put your guard down. You see, in literature...
Concrete City: Selected Poems
Concrete City
Selected Poems
Claude Beausoleil, Raymond Chamberlain
1983
The retroglances and the stargazing -- Marlene Marilyn Judy Ava Rita Peggy -- the tension that produced their art -- desire modern style, style with class, desire to love within the captivating mala fide artifice of our modernity -- is what Claude Beausoleil is most sensitive to. A tangoed torsion...
Counterpanes
Gaston Miron, Dennis Egan
1993
The pivotal figure of Quebec literature and publishing since the fifties, Gaston Miron in this collection first published in 1975 confirmed his reputation as one of the most important Quebecois poets. For Miron, the role of language in poetry is essential and he is primarily concerned with the relation between...
Croton Elegies
Antonio Barolini, Helen Barolini
1991
This collection of poetry, inspired by Antonio Barolini's residence in Croton-on-Hudson, New York, was originally published as Elegie di Croton (1959) for which it was awarded the Bagutta Literary Prize in Italy in 1960.
Dark Domain
Eugénio De Andrade, Alexis Levitin
2000
The four classical elements of earth, water, air, and fire are never absent from de Andrade's work. Nor is the human body, whose sensuality and sexuality lie at the heart of Dark Domain. For this poet, proud to be called solar and pagan, the body itself is the final 'metaphor...
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