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Émile Nelligan: Selected Poems
Émile Nelligan and P.F. Widdows (Translator)
Guernica Editions, Fall 2005
2nd edition
88 pages
Trade Paperback
ISBN13: 9781550712056
ISBN10: 1550712055
English, French
Translated from the French
$10.00 Canada, $10.00 US

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This dazzling collection of poetry is the first ever translation into English of the work of a writer now considered the father of modern French Canadian literature. Émile Nelligan's work spanned only two years, from 1897 to 1899, when he suffered a nervous disorder later described as dementia praecox. Until his death in 1941, Nelligan tragically lived in a state of remote indifference. The impact of this great writer's work at a young age and his distinction as being the first Canadian writer to be influenced by Baudelaire and Rimbaud make this collection a vital contribution to the international understanding of Quebecois literary history.

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