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Beyond The Flames
Guernica Editions, Spring 2014
104 pages
Trade Paperback
ISBN13: 9781550718553
ISBN10: 155071855X
English
Translated from the French
$20.00 Canada, $20.00 US


A woman, following a visit to Auschwitz, meditates on the possibility -- or impossibility -- of continuing to live, following the killing of millions in death camps. The subject is not new. But Louise Dupré makes this horror present again, while at the same time emphasizing the need to go beyond it. Being a parent, as is the anonymous "you" in the book, is to both witness this horror and to raise children who are unaware of this terror, whose innocence seems to make perfect victims of them. It is to hold a child "above the flames," desperately seeking to protect them and, through them, to save ourselves.
Your poem rose / from hell / one morning as words surprised you / paralyzed / in the middle of a verse

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