By (author) Nicole Brossard
Translated by Susanne De Lotbiniere-Harwood
Afterword by Sina Queyras
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Mauve Desert by Nicole Brossard
Book DescriptionFirst published in 1987, Nicole Brossard's classic novel returns to Coach House in a new edition. A seminal text in Canadian and feminist literature, Mauve Desert is a must-read for readers and writers alike. This is both a single novel and three separate novels in one. In the first, Mauve Desert, fifteen-year-old Melanie drives across the Arizona desert in a white Meteor chasing fear and desire, cutting loose from her mother and her mother's lover, Lorna, in their roadside Mauve Motel. In the second book, Maudes Laures reads Mauve Desert, becomes obsessed with it, and embarks on an extraordinary quest for its mysterious author, characters and meaning. The third book -- Mauve, the horizon -- is Laures's eventual translation of Mauve Desert. Like all good translations, it is both the same and revealingly different from the original. Nicole Brossard's writing is agile and inventive; from moment to moment gripping, exhilarating and erotic. Her language drifts and swells like sand dunes in a desert, cresting and accumulating into a landscape that shifts like wind and words; she translates the practice of translation, the pulse of desire.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781552451724
(203mm x 127mm x 18mm)
Imprint: Coach House Books
Publisher: Coach House Books
Publish Date: 25-Apr-2002
Country of Publication: Canada
Books By Author Nicole Brossard
Ardour, Paperback (October 2015)
Language is ardently alive in this new translation of poems by Nicole Brossard.
Nicole Brossard, Paperback (January 2010)
Offers an overview of the life and work of Nicole Brossard, poet, novelist, and essayist, who is widely recognized in her native Quebec and throughout the French-speaking world as one of the greatest writers of her generation.
Fences in Breathing, Paperback (May 2005)
A disquieting, dexterous and defiant missive, another triumph by one of North America's foremost practitioners of innovative writing.
Notebook of Roses and Civilization, Paperback (May 2003)» View all books by Nicole Brossard
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 translation sheds light on the Brossard's remarkable syntax, sadness, and sensuality.
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