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The Four Roads Hotel
France Théoret, Luise von Flotow
2017
This history of oppression and its effects, at the heart of a French-Canadian family in the 1950s and 1960s, depicts a combination of prohibitions and censures. While the father demands the children's slavish obedience and labour, the mother promises some protection from his tyranny--until the family settles into a flea...
The Graph of Roads: Selected Poems 1968-1999
The Graph of Roads
Selected Poems 1968-1999
Gilles Cyr, Patrick Williamson, Gerald Mangan, Patrick Borna, Yann Lovelock
2008
Full of astute observations and subtle reflections, this collection explores the nature of seeing. Rather than hollowly exploiting what is seen, the author struggles to achieve wholeness by making vital connections between sight, speech, and their origins.
The Haunted Hand
Donald Winkler, Louise Dupré
2020
A woman has her cat euthanized, a decision that causes her to become aware of her ability to kill. She writes, hand haunted by history, and returns to the forgotten memory of the time when her ancestors were animals. By writing, she tries to understand the psyche and its obvious...
The Inventor of the Horse
Achille Campanile, Francesco Loriggio
1995
Plays included in this collection: The Big Bun, The Inventor of the Horse, and War. Campanile's plays combine the visual slapstick of silent cinema with the zany humour of the Marx Brothers and the nonsensical dialogues of Ionesco; the result is a funniness quite unique in this century, laughter as...
The Last Woman: Selected Poems 1991-2001
The Last Woman
Selected Poems 1991-2001
Claudine Bertrand, Antonio D'Alfonso
2006
The Last Woman, a selection from twenty years of poetry, is a voyage into being and living, into the country where a woman reveals herself without fear. This lyricism of survival emerges directly from an intimacy of words spoken by one in search of roots, loving and spiritual. This selection...
The Man Who Delivers Clouds
José Acquelin, Antonio D'Alfonso
2010
This selection of poems offers the reader a good introduction to a poet of oxymorons, the poet who brings light out of the darkness. Born and living in Montreal, José Acquelin is known to be a poet open wide to the world. He is the author of fifteen poetry collections...
The Metamorphoses of Ishtar
Nadine Ltaif, John Mikhail Asfour
2011
The imaginary world of Lebanese Canadian exiled poet Nadine Ltaif is rooted in the context of middle-eastern geography and mythology. Any attempt at understanding her poetic experience must be anchored in Mediterranean symbolism. The analysis of these Mediterranean symbols reveals a metaphysical process or a quest which begins with the...
The Nativity Scene
Eduardo De Filippo, Anthony Molino, Paul N. Feinberg
1997
Author of more than 60 plays and considered on a par with Pirandello, Eduardo De Filippo's signature piece, The Nativity Scene (Natale in Casa Cupiello, 1931), originally written in Neopolitan, is here presented for the first time in English translation.
The Night Will Be Insistent: Selected Poems 1987-2002
The Night Will Be Insistent
Selected Poems 1987-2002
Denise Desautels, Daniel Sloate
2006
The writings of Denise Desautels have circulated in Quebec and Europe for some thirty years. She is considered one of the most talented poets in Quebec, often taking inspiration from the visual arts. As her translator, I was very conscious of this aspect of her work, and when various choices...
The Ocean in the Well
Nino Famà, Damiano Pietropaolo
2021
This is the story of a struggle between love for God and love of a woman. The reader is immersed in the whirlwind of passions, upheavals and feelings of guilt that overwhelm Stefano, the novel's protagonist. What happens when a dream becomes a nightmare? Stefano is put to the...
The Passions of Mr. Desire: Selected Poems
André Roy, Daniel Sloate
1986
André Roy's poetic universe is rich in imagery which can, at first glance, be disquieting. The version here, as in all worthwhile poetry, is unique, deeply personal but presented with the craftsman's gift for making his personal perspective on things important to others. His texts are pleasure recollected in tranquility...
The Perfect Archive
Paul Lisson
2019
At the core of the dry and purposeful language of Library Science and the Rules of Archival Practice is an Orwellian impulse that serves as a lens through which to consider what Hannah Arendt famously called “the banality of evil.” The Perfect Archive is a story in verse about an...
The Place Where Your Soul Dwells
Carole David, Nora Alleyn
2008
Poets speak the unspeakable. Carole David's poems exude the smell of life in the raw. She excavates the human landscape. She goes for the jugular. Softly. David's literary heroes include Sylvia Plath, Ann Sexton, the Beat generation. Her early prose-poems are stark and questioning. They placed her outside the Quebec...
The Sandwoman
Madeleine Ouellette-Michalska, Luise von Flotow
1990
Ouellette-Michalska's feminism is subtle. She understands that repression imprisons men as well as women ... The Sandwoman is dense and opaque, very like the world it portrays. But although the mirror Ouellette-Michalska holds up is clouded, it does provide a fascinating reflection.
The Southern Question
Antonio Gramsci, Pasquale Verdicchio
2006
Antonio Gramsci's The Southern Question remains as provocative today as it was when it was written. During ten years of political imprisonment under Mussolini's Fascist government, Gramsci produced The Prison Notebooks, a continued meditation on subjects and relationships first proposed within the pages of this essay. The purpose in re-introducing...
The Stalinist's Wife
France Théoret, Luise von Flotow
2013
Louise Aubert leaves Mathieu Lord when he joins the Stalinist party. Fifteen years later, she writes a letter in which she dares express her vision of their common history, marked by authoritarianism, mental cruelty and the absence of sharing in the name of love. In the story that follows this...
The Strange Scent of Saffron
Oana Avasilichioaei, Miléna Babin
2021
Lower Saint-Lawrence, summer 1988. Looking to escape the violent grip of her uncle and twin brother, Nil heads for Le Bic with a half-tamed fox in tow. There, the tough young woman meets Jacob, an HIV-positive restaurant owner mixed up in illegal saffron trafficking. Meanwhile in India, Amar is about...
The Tangible Word
France Théoret, Barbara Godard
1991
The four texts brought together for the first time in this volume as The Tangible Word were originally published separately as Bloody Mary (1977), Une voix pour Odile (1978), Vertiges (1979), and Nécessairement putain (1980). Powerful and sensual, this collection explores daily life, sexuality, and inner reflection in a clear...
The Trestler House
Madeleine Ouellette-Michalska, W. Donald Wilson
2009
In this postmodern novel about shifting views of history, a young journalist covering the visit of a French prime minister to Quebec becomes fascinated by a newspaper photograph of historic Trestler House. Curious about how such a landmark sheds light on the difference between personal and national identity, she decides...
The Wall of the Earth
Giorgio Caproni, Pasquale Verdicchio
1991
The work of Giorgio Caproni has been translated into French, German, and Chinese, among others, but this collection is his first book-length English publication. His works are finely tuned to modern man's preoccupations with existence in a world deprived of certainties (for example, the existence or inexistence of God). Most...
then touch me here
Edvins Raups, Margita Gailitis
2011
Contrary to the opinion expressed by some regarding the senselessness of contemporary poetry, I have always been tormented with this search for sense. Fuck it, do I or do I not make sense? And what the fuck is the sense of life around me and of me, myself ... These...
Thérèse for Joy and Orchestra
Hélène Monette, Jo-Anne Elder
2014
Hélène Monette wrote this book to honour her sister Thérèse, who passed away in 2005. True to her sister's vision, the poet explores the wonder inhabiting the present moment. With this collection, which was awarded the prestigious Governor General's Award in 2009, the poet offers a celebration of the bond...
Things That Fall
Denise Desautels, Alisa Belanger
2013
In French, Tombeau de Lou. At its origin, the death of the childhood friend, the chosen sister, swept away by a sudden cancer. She was fifty-three. Like the poet. The one who remains, the survivor, the inconsolable woman. That's the anecdote. Afterwards -- if an afterwards is possible, the urgency...
This Desert Now
Yves Préfontaine, Judith Elaine Cowan
1993
...We started to read aloud, each in turn, from Judith Cowan's translation and my original. Then the miracle occurred: two citizens of this land breaking down word by word ...all the angry pride, the incomprehension, and the dull and stupid soliloquies that have been the distinguishing characteristic of our peoples'...
Three by Three
Anne Dandurand, Claire Dé, Hélène Rioux, Luise von Flotow
1992
This collection comprises three stories each by three Quebecois authors.
Trivia Thief: Selected Poems
Trivia Thief
Selected Poems
Alberto Nessi, Marco Sonzogni
2011
Alberto Nessi's … strength as a poet rests with his own distinctive and daring language -- a spirit level that enables him always to align himself with the subject of his verse. And, if his work is the product of a rational and realistic pessimism -- occasionally softened by irony,...
Twentieth Centuries
Jean-Marc Desgent, Daniel Sloate
2008
Encompassing a range of emotions - tenderness, vengeance, desire, cruelty - this visionary poetry collection written in the first person traverses the phantom miracles and peers into the dark heart of the world.
Twohundredandfourpoems
Roger Des Roches, Antonio D'Alfonso
2011
Translated by award-winning author Antonio D'Alfonso, this collection presents four books by prolific Quebec writer Roger Des Roches. Considered by many scholars and critics to be one of the founders of modernity in Quebec, Des Roches' writings span more than four decades and have acted as a source of inspiration...
Vanishing Villages
Clément Marchand, David Homel
1992
Clement Marchand is a seminal figure in Quebec literature, standing at the crossroads between the country and the city, between this century and the last. The original French version of this suite of stories, Courriers des villages, was awarded the prestigious Prix David in 1942. Marchand depicts the life and...
Via Diaz
Romano Perticarini, Carlo Giacobbe
1989
This bilingual edition features the third collection of poetry from Romano Perticarini, who emigrated to Canada at the age of 33. It also earned the author a Bressani Award.
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