Nicole Brossard

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Nicole Brossard at the award ceremony for the National Order of Quebec in June 2013.

Nicole Brossard, O.C. (born November 27, 1943 in Montreal) is a leading French Canadian formalist poet and novelist.[1]

She lives in Outremont, a suburb of Montreal, Quebec. She wrote her first collection in 1965, Aube à la maison. The collection L'Echo bouge beau marks a break in the evolution of her poetry. She participates in numerous cultural events (such as poetry recitals). In 1975 she participated in a meeting of writers on women. From there she has been involved in the feminist struggle, her poetry becomes more personal. She founded a feminist newspaper, Les têtes de pioches, and is wrote a play Le nef des sorcières (first performed in 1976). In 1982, she founded a publishing house: L'Intégrale éditrice.

Selected bibliography[edit]

  • Mordre en sa chair - 1966
  • L'echo bouge beau - 1968
  • Suite logique - 1970
  • Un livre - 1970 (translated in English as A Book)
  • Le centre blanc - 1970
  • Méchanique jongleuse - 1974 (translated in English as Day-Dream Mechanics; winner of the 1974 Governor General's Award for Poetry)
  • La partie pour le tout - 1975
  • Sold-Out, étreinte - 1977
  • L'amer ou le Chapitre effrite - 1977(translated in English as These Our Mothers)
  • French kiss, étreinte / exploration - 1979
  • Les sens apparent - 1980 (translated in English as Surfaces of Sense)
  • Amantes - 1980 (translated in English as Lovhers; nominated for a Governor General's Award)
  • Journal intime - 1984
  • Double impression - 1984 (winner of the 1984 Governor General's Award for Poetry)
  • Domaine d'écriture - 1985
  • La lettre aérienne - 1985 (translated in English as The Aerial Letter)
  • Le désert mauve - 1987 (translated in English as Mauve Desert)
  • L'amer - 1988
  • Installations: avec sans pronoms - 1989
  • A tout regard - 1989
  • La nuit verte du parc labyrinthe - 1992
  • Langues obscures - 1992
  • Baroque d'aube - 1995 (translated in English as Baroque at Dawn)
  • Vertige de l'avant-scène - 1997 (nominated for a Governor General's Award)
  • Au présent des veins - 1999
  • Musée de l'os et de l'eau - 1999 (translated into English as Museum of Bone and Water; nominated for a Governor General's Award;)
  • Hier - 2001 (translated in English as Yesterday, at the Hotel Clarendon)
  • Cahier de roses & de civilisation - 2003 (nominated for a Governor General's Award)
English translations
  • These Our Mothers- 1983; translated by Barbara Godard
  • Baroque at Dawn - 1997
  • Museum of Bone and Water - 2005
  • Fluid Arguments - 2005
  • Yesterday, at the Hotel Clarendon - 2006
  • Picture Theory - 2006
  • Mauve Desert - 2006
  • Notebook of Roses and Civilization - 2007; translation by Robert Majzels and Erin Moure, shortlisted for the 2008 Canadian Griffin Poetry Prize
  • Fences in Breathing - 2009
  • Nicole Brossard: Selections - 2010; edited by Jennifer Moxley for the series: Poets for the Millennium from University of California Press
  • White Piano - 2013; translation by Robert Majzels and Erin Moure, shortlisted for the 2014 Best Translated Book Award[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nicole Brossard Publications
  2. ^ Chad W. Post (April 14, 2014). "2014 Best Translated Book Awards: Poetry Finalists". Three Percent. Retrieved April 16, 2014. 

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