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Notebook of Roses and Civilization

by Nicole Brossard, translated by Robert Majzels

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Shortlisted for the 2008 Griffin Poetry Prize

Shortlisted for the 2007 Governor General's Award for Translation

 

The heat of summer on an earlobe, a parking meter, the shadow of crabs and pigeons under a cherry tree, an olive, a shoulder blade in the poems of Nicole Brossard these concrete, quotidian things move languorously through the senses to find a place beyond language. Taken together, they create an audacious new architecture of meaning.

Nicole Brossard, one of the world’s foremost literary innovators, is known for her experiments with language and her groundbreaking treatment of desire and gender. This dextrous translation by the award-winning poets and translators Erin Moure and Robert Majzels brings into English, with great verve and sensitivity, Brossard’s remarkable syntax and sensuality.

‘[Brossard’s] use of elliptical formulations and syntactical hijackings creates tensions between the image and the statement that result in a style that is unmistakably hers.’ – La Presse

‘A new work by Brossard is an event ... Yesterday, at the Hotel Clarendon is not merely experimental. It’s radical.’ – The Globe and Mail

About the Authors

Nicole Brossard published her first collection of poetry in 1965. The national and international influence of her thirty collections of poetry, ten novels, four book-length essays, and numerous theoretical articles has been enormous. Her latest work in translation, Notebook of Roses and Civilization, was shortlisted for the 2008 Griffin Poetry Prize.

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Robert Majzels is a novelist, poet, playwright, and translator. He won the Governor General's Literary Award for French to English translation for Just Fine, from the French Pas Pire, by France Daigle (2000). Robert lives in Calgary.
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