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Date With Destiny
Hélène Rioux, Jonathan Kaplansky
2016
In this collection of ten short stories, the main characters -- women between the ages of 13 to 88 -- see death appear suddenly in their daily lives: in the pages of a novel written by a former lover, in a farewell letter abandoned on a living room coffee table,...
Delft Blue & Objects of the World: Archives I and II
Louise Warren, Karen McPherson
2013
Archives are often depicted as musty repositories, museum cellars, warehouses shoring up retaining walls against forgetfulness and the inevitable erosions of time. Objects deposited in the archives are tucked away for safekeeping. But Louise Warren's archives are not file boxes or document lockers. They are not relegated to closed cabinets...
Despite My Growling Heart
Werner Lambersy, Daniel De Bruycker
1990
Published in French as Quoique mon coeur en gronde ... (1985), Despite My Growling Heart marks Lambersy's first book translation into English. The book continues his exploration of the theme of self-effacement through love (from the carnal to the mystic) and through writing.
Devour Me Too
Dacia Maraini, Genni Donati Gunn
1987
This is Dacia Maraini's third book of poetry, a translation of her Italian collection Mangiami pure.
Doubly Suspect
Madeleine Monette, Luise von Flotow
2000
A novel about seduction, which borrows from the detective genre and the psychological novel, offers a modern and original take on the Double.
Dreaming Our Space
Marguerite Andersen, Antonio D'Alfonso
2003
Dreaming Our Space, a translation of genre-defying prose poems speaks of the difficult mother-daughter relationship in tormented yet hopeful words. Upon publication under the title L'Autrement pareille, the Toronto critic Barbara Godard compared the text to writings by Nicole Brossard and called Andersen, the older author, "Brossard's literary daughter."
Duo for Obstinate Voices
Maryse Pelletier, Louise Ringuet
1990
Duo for Obstinate Voices is set in Quebec between 1970 and 1975, against the backdrop of rising Quebecois nationalism which culminated in the election of the Parti Québécois. The play superimposes the political struggle of Quebec with the relationship between Philip, a television journalist, and Catherine, an aspiring young dancer....
Elsewhere on Earth
Emmanuel Merle, Peter Brown
2014
This collection chronicles French poet Emmanuel Merle's three-week road trip through the American West in a rented blue Chevy. What he finds is the wilderness at the heart of his own broken traditions, his "congealed" humanity, his failed love. It is a frenetic, musical poetry made of desire, fear, and speed.
Estonian Elegy: Selected Poems
Estonian Elegy
Selected Poems
Jüri Talvet, H.L. Hix
2008
From one of Estonia's finest poets and literary figures, this new collection showcases the poetry of Juri Talvet and represents the classic voice that has propelled him to the upper echelon of the medium. Providing insight into Talvet's country of origin, these poems show a worldview unique to Estonia's burgeoning...
Thin is the line between dreaming and wakefulness, wellness and disorder, here and there, this and that. Elana Wolff's poems illuminate the porousness of states and relations, the connective compulsion of poetic perception, in language that blends the oracular and the everyday, the elliptical and the lucent, the playful and...
Exterminated Angel
Gérald Godin, Judith Elaine Cowan
1992
Gérald Godin gives us an astonishing first novel written in the tradition of the American thriller with a journalist whom Humphrey Bogart would have liked to have played as the protagonist.
Fabio
Camillo Carli, Maurizia Binda
1991
Chronicling the conflicts and misunderstandings between a father and his son as Italian immigrants in Montreal.
Fabrizio's Passion
Antonio D'Alfonso
1995
Fabrizio's Passion is the author's English-language version of his French-language novel, Avril ou l'anti-passion. This baroque novel, divided into twenty-five chapters, explores the different facets of an Italian family living in North America. It is through the technique of a multi-voiced narrative that the readers are permitted to see what...
Farida
Naïm Kattan, Norman Cornett, Antonio D'Alfonso
2015
In this classic love story featuring passion, jealousy and murder, and set in pre-World War II Iraq, Farida, a Jewish woman and cabaret singer, struggles for survival and her freedom in a world on the edge of upheaval and on which falls the dark shadow of war.
Federico Garcia Lorca: Songs and Ballads
Federico Garcia Lorca
Songs and Ballads
Federico Garcia Lorca, Robin Skelton
1992
Federico Garcia Lorca regarded his poems, essentially, as verbal music and, in fact, performed each poem many times before he committed it to the pages of a book. “Performance poems,” they were all intended to be spoken, sung, chanted, and not merely read. It is this aspect of Lorca's poetry...
First Secrets and Other Poems
Éloi De Grandmont, Daniel Sloate
2005
The images are limpid and precise: the poet's hand is sure in creating images that are unforgettable in their purity. There is no hesitation here, no fumbling for effect, no padding. Every word springs from a need, each syllable has weight. -- Claude Hamel, Le Canada
For the Baptism of Our Fragments
Mario Luzi, Luigi Bonaffini
1992
Described as the most "conspicuous voice in Italian poetry after Eugenio Montale," Mario Luzi created for himself an unmistakably individual rhythm, idiom, and ethos ... Particular to Luzi's poetry is the quality of lyricism, and tone of conversational intimacy, of which For the Baptism of Our Fragments represents the crowing...
All eight of Schierbeek's books of prose-poetry from 1951 on, which he termed “compositional novels,” have a musical form and content--words as notes in a sound-defined imaginal context. De gestalte der stem (The Shape of the Voice, 1977) is the first part of a mythologizing trilogy -- “to give...
Fosfeni
Andrea Zanzotto, Pasquale Verdicchio
2010
Andrea Zanzotto's poetics have often been defined as emerging out of Romanticism, yet his work defies the confines of such "schools" and marks its own path. Working across linguistic realities, Zanzotto exploits the "living" and "mobile" traits of words to expand the limits of language. Words are imagination and not...
Freeze-frame
Lise Gauvin, Nigel Spencer
2012
This is a translation by two-time Governor-General's award-recipient Nigel Spencer of award-winning Quebecois writer Lise Gauvin's 2003 short story collection. The collection features intimate spaces within public places and how these can encroach on one another in subtle yet dangerous ways.
French Poets of Today
Jean-Yves Reuzeau
1999
Virtually all the writers grouped in this collection have been active in the French poetry scene for many years. Although the thirteen writers here have crossed paths, their literary domains remain somewhat far apart. The poets included in this anthology are Patrice Beray, Patrice Delbourg, Olivier Kaeppelin, Leslie Kaplan, Dominique...
Girls Closed In
France Théoret, Luise von Flotow
2006
In this novel from a Quebecois feminist writer, a shy sixteen-year-old falls in love with a classmate while attending a Catholic boarding school for prospective schoolteachers. When the fantasized relationship fails she takes superficial refuge with a group of girls recognizing her own loneliness and that of the group.
God's Zoo
Pablo Urbanyi, Natalia Hero
2020
God's Zoo captures the brutality of the Second World War in Eastern Europe, told through the eyes of young Fenix, a boy who lives in the small Hungarian-Czechoslovak city of Ipolyság. Fenix lives in a loveless world, abused by his cold, materialistic mother, and neglected by his often absent father....
Guernica and Other Poems
Alexis Levitin
2004
The writing of Carlos De Oliveira is usually considered neo-realist, but this selection of poems also shows the influence of symbolism, surrealism, and cubism. These poems reflect on the nature of writing in the actual process of its production, which lends this work great density and acuity.
Halifax: The Other Door to America
Halifax
The Other Door to America
Pietro Corsi
2012
Pietro Corsi's Halifax combines objective history with acute personal observations to create a vibrant portrait of the city (and the country) that has witnessed the arrival of millions of immigrants from around the world. It is the story of one immigrant's feelings as he journeyed from old to new; and...
Heart of Goodness / Du coeur à l'âme: The Life of Marguerite Bourgeoys in 30 poems / La vie de Marguerite Bourgeoys en 30 poèmes
Heart of Goodness / Du coeur à l'âme
The Life of Marguerite Bourgeoys in 30 poems / La vie de Marguerite Bourgeoys en 30 poèmes
Carolyne Van Der Meer
2020
In 1653, Marguerite Bourgeoys arrived in New France, determined to bring faith to the developing Ville-Marie community and education to the young women of the colony (now Montreal). Carolyne Van Der Meer delves into the heart and mind of Marguerite Bourgeoys and, through poetry, explores the hopes and challenges she...
Here And Not Elsewhere: Selected Poems: 1990-2010
Here And Not Elsewhere
Selected Poems: 1990-2010
Pietro De Marchi, Marco Sonzogni
2012
A bilingual English-Italian collection of poetry from one of Switzerland's widely published Italian-language poets and critics.
Human Presences & Possible Futures: Selected Poems
Robert Dickson, Jo-Anne Elder
2013
This bilingual collection of poetry is a selection of award-winning Franco-Ontarian poet Robert Dickson's various collections of poetry, including his Governor-General Award winning Humains paysages en temps de paix relative (Human Landscapes in Times of Relative Peace).
If This Were Death
Paul Chanel Malenfant, Marylea MacDonald
2009
In If This Were Death, Paul Chanel Malenfant mourns the loss of a beloved woman by evoking the privileged moments of a life -- the grace of a landscape or painting, the emotion of things seen, windows open onto the world -- as a ceremonial and consoling leave-taking.
Illuminations
Arthur Rimbaud, Daniel Sloate
1990
This text is in English and French. This edition of Rimbaud's masterpiece marks the first translation of Illuminations that has been praised for its exquisite interpretation, particularly by American translators.
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