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The Circular Incantation: An Exercise in Loss and Findings
Guernica Editions, Fall 2013
152 pages
Trade Paperback
ISBN13: 9781550717358
ISBN10: 1550717359
English
$9.00 Canada, $9.00 US

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The incantation you find in this surprising collection is multifaceted and complex: the intimate personal, the familial and the local appear effortlessly intertwined with the collective socio-political, the mystical, the mythical, the religious, the ecological, the tribal and the cosmic. The often obvious references to specific countries like Portugal, Canada or South Africa transit into countless other locales, memories and contexts, real or fictionalized, conscious or unconscious, read about and reworked, felt, thought, imagined, re-imagined, pondered upon ... One incantation leads to another and another and you become engulfed, expanded, larger than you thought you were.
I walk through the shadows rescuing the pieces that I was and that I am

Books by Irene Marques

The Circular Incantation: An Exercise in Loss and Findings