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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.
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.
Viamerica: The Eyes
Viamerica
The Eyes
Giose Rimanelli, Achille Serrao, Luigi Bonaffini
1999
Rimanelli and Serrao meet for the first time in this collection of sonnets written under the aegis of the gaze, of certain thematic and stylistic preferences that include the use of dialect, a marked experimentalism, and a transgressivity that undermines the classical model of the sonnet.
Vigil Poems
Jean Royer, Antonio D'Alfonso
2018
This compilation of selected poems from three of his books is an excellent introduction to Jean Royer the poet. Overwhelmed by the deaths of his mother and his partner, Micheline LaFrance, Royer captures in poetic verse an emotional and intellectual world rapidly fading away. Always present one reads a sense...
Voiceless People and Addolorata: Two Plays
Marco Micone, Maurizia Binda
2001
Marco Micone's first play, Voiceless People, portrays the exploitation of first-generation Italian immigrants Addolorata focuses more deeply on the role of authority in the father/daughter, husband/wife power relationships in the second generation. Voiceless People was awarded the Grand Prix du Journal de Montreal for Theatre in 1989.
We Come From The Same Light
Danielle Fournier, Christine Tipper
2011
Danielle Fournier was the winner of the 2010 Governor General's Award for French poetry for Effleurés de lumière (2009). To read Fournier is to plunge into the centre of a woman's heart and body -- a heart that continues to beat, to search and to hope spurred on by a...
Within the Mystery
Jacques Brault, Gertrude Sanderson
1986
L'ens dessous l'admirable describes Jacques Brault's inward, spiritual journey, with its risk of despair and desolation. It is essentially a grim voyage. Alone, in no man's land, drawn by the inevitability of death, tempted by the thought of release, the poet descends a dark road. There he encounters the mysterious,...
Women and Lovers
Maria Ardizzi, Pasquale Verdicchio
2000
A novel of loss and retrieval. The main protagonists are Agostina and Giulia, mother and daughter, who have been separated by the trials of assimilation. The father's Alzheimer's disease acts as a catalyst for the mother and daughter's re-acquaintance with themselves.
Writing Our Way Home
Licia Canton, Caroline Morgan Di Giovanni
2013
Writing Our Way Home is an important contribution to literary studies. “Italian-Canadian writers are not just Canadian writers, but world writers,” states literary critic Elena Lamberti in the introduction to Writing Our Way Home. “They write from Canada with an original point of view on multiple (hybrid) identities and have...
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