Nicole Brossard's lucid, subversive and leading edge paintings on language has motivated a complete iteration of readers and writers. yet 3 of her seminal works of postmodernism and feminism were misplaced to us for years. The Blue Books brings them back.
A Book: a singular a few novel; 5 characters in "search of a story, a story looking for an author." Brossard's first novel, and a key paintings in Canadian postmodernism. Turn of a Pang (Sold-out in French): Quebec's 1943 Conscription hindrance and the 1970 warfare Measures Act weave jointly to shape the feel of a woman's existence. French Kiss: a party of the strength of girls and language within the face of the male professionals of Montreal politics and the actual authority of the broadcast (and certain) word.
The Blue Books collects those 3 long-out-of-print, groundbreaking Brossard titles, of their unique trainer residence Press English translations (A Book by means of Larry Shouldice, Turn of a Pang and French Kiss by the acclaimed Patricia Claxton). do not be blue: those Brossard classics are back!
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