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Poetry Canadian

Crac

by (author) Paul Savoie

translated by Donald Winkler

Publisher
Bookland Press
Initial publish date
May 2016
Category
Canadian, General, Nature
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781772310238
    Publish Date
    Apr 2016
    List Price
    $17.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9781772310252
    Publish Date
    May 2016
    List Price
    $7.95

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Written by an award-winning author, this poetry collection portrays the relentless force of water as its waves rumble and pulsate through the streets of a small, fearful village. The landscape becomes desolate, the people vanish without a trace, and darkness filled with the unknown covers the streets. The poems in "Crac" depict supernatural vision, quiet fear, utter fantasies, mysterious haunting, and a sense of metaphysical wonder - all with fascinating surrealism. This poetry collection takes the readers on a fascinating journey through the wonders of poetry filled with unexpected events, revelatory adventures, and perplexing enigmas. With his intricate and distinctive poetic style, Paul Savoie successfully expresses his creative talent and explores a wide range of human feelings, doubts, and perceptions, inviting us into the world of mystery, fantasy, and suspense. The French-language edition of this book won the 2007 Trillium Award for Literature in the French language.

About the authors

PAUL SAVOIE is one the most prolific Canadian authors, writing in both French and English. Originally from Saint-Boniface, Manitoba, he has lived in Ontario since the early 1970s. He has written more than 30 books, including several collections of poetry, stories, and translations. His poetry books won the Trillium Book Award twice. Involved in the arts community for more than 25 years, Savoie also composes music for piano. He has worked for the Canada Council for the Arts, the Ontario Arts Council, and the Canadian Television Fund. He lives in Toronto, Ontario.DONALD WINKLER was born in Winnipeg, graduated from the University of Manitoba, and as a Woodrow Wilson Scholar, did graduate study at the Yale School of Drama. From 1967 to 1995 he was a film director and writer at the National Film Board of Canada in Montreal, and since the 1980s, a translator of Quebec literature. In 1994, 2011, and 2013 he won the Governor General Award for French to English translation, and has been a finalist for the prize on two other occasions. He lives in Montreal.

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Donald Winkler was born in Winnipeg, graduated from the University of Manitoba, and did graduate study at the Yale School of Drama. From 1967 to 1995 he was a film director and writer at the National Film Board of Canada in Montreal, and since the 1980s, a translator of Quebec literature. In 1994, 2011, and 2013 he won the Governor General Award for French to English translation, and has been a finalist for the prize on three other occasions. His translation of Samuel Archibald's short story collection, "Arvida," was a finalist for the 2015 Giller Prize. He lives in Montreal, Quebec.

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