Cover

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pp. 1-1

Series Page, Title Page, Frontispiece, Copyright

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pp. 2-9

Table of Contents

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pp. vii-x

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Introduction

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pp. 1-22

Pleasure. This is the word that first comes to mind at the mention of Nicole Brossard’s poetry. There are other words, of course, words with historical and political resonance—Québécoise, avant-garde, feminist, lesbian—words which cannot be uttered casually, words which cause some to stop listening and others to lean in and listen more closely. ...

Key to Translators

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pp. 23-36

Note

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pp. 24-26

from The Echo Moves Beautiful

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pp. 27-29

from Logical Suite

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pp. 30-35

from The White Centre

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pp. 36-39

from Daydream Mechanics

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pp. 40-48

from The Part For The Whole

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pp. 49-54

from Lovhers

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pp. 55-77

from Double Impression

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pp. 78-81

from Aviva

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pp. 82-87

from To Every Gaze

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pp. 88-92

from Obscure Languages

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pp. 93-95

from Vertigo Of The Proscenium

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pp. 96-97

from Installations

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pp. 98-125

from Museum Of Bone And Water

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pp. 126-149

from Shadow: Soft Et Soif

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pp. 150-156

from Notebook Of Roses and Civilization

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pp. 157-172

from Ardor

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pp. 173-175

from After The Words

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pp. 176-189

Documents

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pp. 177-178

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Poetic Politics

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pp. 179-192

I have divided my presentation into two parts.The first part has to do with the body of writing, its motivations, its energies. The second part has to do with the references and values that surround us and the kinds of linguistic reaction they call for when we disagree with them. ...

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[Untitled]

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pp. 193-196

I’m a woman of the present fascinated by the history that enters into the composition of the words with which each generation bears witness to its anguish, invents its hope, modifies the collective tale. I am interested in what confines each generation inside themes, metaphors, theoretical and stylistic attitudes. ...

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Process of a Yes Its Energy in Progress

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pp. 197-205

A title, a mise en scène. Progress of an energy that says yes amid the complexity and variety of living forms. Certainly, we are never through with the torment, with our lofty affirmations. There are always questions to warn us against what we already are, what we already know, questions that generate narrative, ...

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Why Do You Write in French?

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pp. 206-210

To tell you the truth, I have never asked myself that question. Belonging to the only group of francophones issuing from the French colonies who can really claim an infamous “Gallic ancestry,” being part of a people for whom the French language is an obsession, a favorite pastime, a source of anguish and pride, ...

Interview With Nicole Brossard

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pp. 211-220

Images

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pp. 234-237

Catalog of Works

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pp. 221-235

Credits

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pp. 236-238

Production Notes

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pp. 256-256