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Images
Louise Bouchard, Christine Tipper
2015
In a letter that she writes to a certain Théodore, the narrator in Images evokes a tumultuous period in her life: her adolescence. During this period, filled with anxiety and panic, she found help and comfort from Dorothée, a young woman barely older than her, who helped her escape her...
Impromptu: A Trilingual Edition
Impromptu
A Trilingual Edition
Amelia Rosselli, Gian Maria Annovi, Diana Thow, Jean-Charles Vegliante
2014
This is a trilingual -- Italian, English and French -- edition of Amelia Rosselli's last original collection of poetry in Italian. Written in 1979, Impromptu, as the title suggests, came about in a burst of creativity following a long period of silence and mental illness. Impromptu is a long poem...
In the Claws of the Cat
Claude Forand, Jo-Anne Elder
2006
In a small town like Chesterville, homicides are as rare as government grants. So it's not surprising that the violent death of the richest man in town, J.A. Bussières, shakes up the entire population. Roméo Dubuc, the Chief of Police, heads up the investigation. J.A.'s son escaped from the psychiatric...
Instead of Whom Does the Flower Bloom: The Poems of Vlado Kreslin
Instead of Whom Does the Flower Bloom
The Poems of Vlado Kreslin
Vlado Kreslin, Urška Charney
2012
Kreslin's poetry is a beautiful aesthetic experience, evocative and subtle, particularly rich in natural imagery. There are clear themes that run like veins throughout it: the Mura River (which winds through Prekmurje), the ubiquitous storks of Prekmurje and other avian images, an appreciation for gypsy culture (particularly their musical traditions),...
Interviews with the Phoenix
Fulvio Caccia, Daniel Sloate
1997
Translated from the French by Daniel Sloate, with an introduction and preface by Fulvio Caccia. Interviews with fifteen Italian-Quebecois artists, spanning three generations. Including interviews with first-, second-, and third-generation Italian-Canadians painters, writers, and musicians -- all of whom in some overt way address issues of transculturation or cultural hybridity...
Intimate Dialogues
Hélène Rioux, Jonathan Kaplansky
2008
There are two of them, she and he. They live together. She would like to have a cat; he prefers exotic fish. She feels like eating out. He: not really. Having a baby is a good idea. But the question is when. With a few strokes of the pen, Helene...
Isabelle's Notebooks
Sylvie Chaput, Peter Vranckx, Daniel Sloate
2002
Following the love story of painter Joseph Légaré's niece, Isabelle Forest, and novelist Philippe Aubert de Gaspé, Sylvie Chaput carefully and creatively chronicles her picture of Quebec in the 1830s. Chaput writes of the turbulence Quebec endured as her lovers battle the dangers of severe political unrest and a huge...
Italiani di chiese e processioni a Montréal, curato da Francesco D'Arelli, è un libro che aiuta a preservare e tramandare la memoria di un'attitudine religiosa italiana, in particolare quella degli Italiani montrealesi del nostro tempo, illustrata vividamente dalle foto di Andrea Paolella, chimico di talento e di ricerche . Un'idea...
La Famille Gaetano
F.G. Paci, Robert Paquin
1990
La Famille Gaetano is the French translation of F.G. Paci's The Italians (1978), considered one of the first books to deal with the Italian immigrant experience in Canada -- and a Canadian bestseller.
Les Âges de l'amour
Dorothy Livesay, Jean Antonin Billard
1989
Les Âges de l'amour c'est le givre et le feu, l'eau et les flammes, la dentelle et le fer. C'est le vent et l'ouragan, parfois le grondement du volcan, mais c'est aussi la rive rieuse sur lacquelle l'amante vient se coucher, aimer et se fair bercer. -- Madeleine Gagnon
Les Amours difficiles
Pier Giorgio Di Cicco, Frank Caucci
1990
This is the French translation of Pier Giorgio Di Cicco's The Tough Romance, re-published by Guernica in 1990.
Life in the Singular: Selected Poems
Life in the Singular
Selected Poems
Claude Beausoleil, Daniel Sloate
2004
This collection of mental landscapes overflows with visions, some as haunting as half-remembered dreams, nightmarish or joyous, depending on where the dreamer's gaze comes to rest. The poetic effect of this process is mesmerising, similar to a convoluted mantra, soothing as sleep but with the imperious and obsessive knowledge that...
Life Stories
Nora Ikstena, Margita Gailitis
2013
I have written Life Stories virtually in the space of one breath -- these stories have been imagined in such concentration, that I had to free myself from them. They came so naturally, that I am very happy to have returned to the short-story format. It seems to me that...
Lifedream
Herménégilde Chiasson, Jo-Anne Elder
2006
Four vastly different characters illustrate various ways of life and elements of existence in the 14 tableaux in this collection. As Solange, Thomas, Gabrielle, and Paul move through dream spaces and real-world settings--including hospitals, bars, galleries, and classrooms--they confront a range of topics as far-reaching as money, marriage, the book...
Love Letters
Dacia Maraini, Thomas Simpson
2004
Love Letters was born from the reexamination of a poet wildly adored in the first half of the 20th century -- during the First World War and the Fascist Era -- and then reviled with equal passion in the second half. I had in hand many of his personal letters,...
Made in Italy
Maria Ardizzi, Anna Maria Castrilli
1999
A tough and poignant novel that tells us the uncompromising story of Nora Moratti. The aged Nora recalls Hagar Shipley (Margaret Laurence) in graphic detail and with no regrets.
Manifesto for a New Theatre: Followed by Infabulation
Manifesto for a New Theatre
Followed by Infabulation
Pier Paolo Pasolini, Thomas Simpson
2008
Pasolini published the Manifesto for a New Theatre in Nuovi Argomenti in 1968, while preparing to direct Orgia, another of his six verse tragedies. While betraying his personal dissatisfaction with his own theatre work, the Manifesto mercilessly dissects Italian theatre into two types and exposes the presumption and uselessness...
Maude
Suzanne Jacob, Luise von Flotow
1997
Maude is an artist. Bruno looks after her. Or does he sponge off her? Is he her lover or her housekeeper? Is she an artist because he organises her life or does her art defy her fussy inventions? What is he to her? What is she to him? Are they...
Melusine: A Ballad and a Diary
Melusine
A Ballad and a Diary
Antonio Porta, Anthony Molino
1992
Written towards the end of an ever evolving career in poetic form and political intent, Melusine possesses the urgency of a summary statement concerning life and art … Melusine underscores Porta's rational optimism which advises us to seek always those unimaginable utopias of historical difference lying just beyond the perimeters...
Mirrors and Windows
Anna Yin
2021
Over the years Anna Yin has had the honor to translate more than 50 poets' works. With more and more people growing interested in East-West translation and bilingual poetry, it is time to publish these translations in book form. It is hoped this collection in translation serves as a good...
Mirrors of Absence
Faraj Bayrakdar, John Mikhail Asfour
2015
Mirrors of Absence taps into three under-examined subjects: issues concerning how the poet survives under tyrannical regimes; how the notion of “imprisonment” affects identity; and the concept of freedom that is so essential to every human being. -- John Mikhail Asfour
Molisan Poems: Selected Poems
Molisan Poems
Selected Poems
Eugenio Cirese, Luigi Bonaffini
2000
Although unknown in North America, Eugenio Cirese is one of Italy's most accomplished dialect poets, and the only dialect poet from the region of Molise to be included in national anthologies, such as the one edited by Pier Paolo Pasolini and Dell'Arco (1954). In the extremely varied landscape of Italian...
Moncton Mantra
Gérald Leblanc, Jo-Anne Elder
2001
This is an autobiographical novel told in crisp, direct language about growing up and the politics of a creative Acadian community.
Naked
Luigi Pirandello, Nina da Vinci Nichols
2003
Naked brilliantly illustrates the theatricalist mode Pirandello invented for dramatizing multiple points of view simultaneously. As characters unwittingly echo each other, we come to see them as aspects of one controlling consciousness, the playwright's. For ultimately, metaphysically, Pirandello's deep subject is the creative process, his characters' as well as his...
News from the Blockade and Other Poems
Egito Gonçalves, Alexis Levitin
2002
This translation shows precisely why Egito Gonçalves is considered one of Portugal's most important poets. This fine international poet dances between love lyrics, ironic observations, and trenchant political commentary.
Obsessed with Language: A Sociolinguistic History of Quebec
Obsessed with Language
A Sociolinguistic History of Quebec
Chantal Bouchard, Luise von Flotow
2009
A fascinating study of the French-Canadian dialect, this insightful analysis examines the intimate relationship between Quebec and its heartily defended dialect, from 19th-century Parisian French to the joual of the 1960s.
Of Love
Paul Bélanger, Judith Elaine Cowan
2021
With echoes of Jacques Brault, Simone Weil, Baudelaire and Petrarch, in Of Love, Paul Bélanger continues his poetic quest for the sources of spiritual ecstasy. In this "body of song," the quest includes a series of distinct women as representatives of the Muse: an exciting black woman; a woman met...
Of Snow, of Soul
Jüri Talvet, H.L. Hix
2010
Of Snow, of Soul offers a substantial selection from each of Talvet's three most recent poetry books, Kas sul viinamarju ka on? (Do You Also Have Grapes?, 2001), Unest, lumest (Of Dreams, of Snow, 2005) and Silmad peksavad une seinu (Eyes Beat the Walls of Sleep, 2008).
Olivo Oliva
Philippe Poloni, David Homel
2006
This fantastical novel opens with Pina, a young Sicilian woman, being seduced by the son of her father's archenemy under a heavily-laden olive tree in her family's orchard. Fate plays a cruel trick on Pina when her lover is killed and she gives birth to a half-human, half-olive son. Named...
Passenger: Selected Poems
Passenger
Selected Poems
Antonio Porta, Pasquale Verdicchio
2000
Passenger is a selection of Antonio Porta's works that were published between 1958 and 1979. These years represent Porta's evolution during and after his Novissimi period. What is offered here is the writing of a highly productive first-class poet. Antonio Porta died in 1988.
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