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Brossard, Nicole

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Works: 264 works in 1,023 publications in 9 languages and 14,950 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Poetry  Novels  Bibliographies  Diaries  Feminist fiction  Experimental fiction  Interviews  Documentary films  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Producer, Lyricist, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Interviewee, Performer, Librettist, Publishing director, Bibliographic antecedent, Other, Director
Classifications: PQ3919.2.B75, C843.54
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Mauve desert : a novel by Nicole Brossard( Book )

65 editions published between 1987 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mauve Desert is both a single novel and three separate novels in one. In the first, Mauve Desert, 15-year-old Mélanie 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, Maude 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' 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
The aerial letter by Nicole Brossard( Book )

38 editions published between 1985 and 2020 in 4 languages and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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White piano by Nicole Brossard( )

11 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The latest poetic offering from the doyenne of experimental writing
Yesterday, at the Hotel Clarendon : a novel by Nicole Brossard( Book )

23 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Carla Carlson is at the Hotel Clarendon in Quebec City trying to finish a novel. Nearby, a woman, preoccupied with grief, catalogues antiquities at the Museum of Civilization. Every night, the two women meet at the hotel bar and talk - about childhood and parents and landscapes, about time and art, about Descartes and Francis Bacon and writing." "When Yesterday, at the Hotel Clarendon appeared in French (as Hier), the media called it the pinnacle of Nicole Brossard's remarkable forty-year literary career. From its intersection of four women emerges a kind of art installation, a lively and beguiling read in which life and death and the vertigo of ruins tangle themselves together."--BOOK JACKET
Picture theory by Nicole Brossard( Book )

29 editions published between 1980 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A novel first published in French in 1982, 'Picture Theory' demonstrates Nicole Brossard's fiction théorique and her preoccupation with the difficulty of writing and reading woman. The title (taken from Wittgenstein) implies her reference to the hologram as a new pictorial model for woman; like the hologram which is intended to be read from an infinite number of changing conditions, Brossard's text abstracts the image of the feminine so that it can be read from all angles. Centred on four women, this novel of lesbian love moves from Curaçao to Montreal, from New York to Paris. Essentially, Picture Theory poses the question of what is a novel."--back cover
Fences in breathing by Nicole Brossard( )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and French and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Invited to a quiet Swiss chateau by the enigmatic Tatiana Beaujeu Lehmann, Anne begins to slowly write a novel in a language that is not hers, a language that makes meaning foreign and keeps her alert to the world and its fiery horizon." "Will the strange intoxication that takes hold of her and her characters - sculptor Charles; his sister, Kim, about to leave for the far north; and Laure Ravin, a lawyer obsessed with the Patriot Act - allow her to break through the darkness of the world?"--Jacket
A book by Nicole Brossard( Book )

26 editions published between 1970 and 1980 in 3 languages and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edition originale, 1970. L'auteur propose "une réévaluation de la situation écriture/lecture". Elle montre le "texte à découvert", (le procédé de sa fabrication) tentant par là de le démystifier. Commme l'écrit en substance le préfacier Claude Beausoleil, l'ouvrage s'écrit concrètement à même l'énonciation du désir de l'écrire. Il est constitué d'hésitations, dérives, "variantes", et n'a recours aux personnages que comme "prétexte au texte". Si cette stratégie métonymique tranchait sur la production littéraire québécoise en 1970, dix ans plus tard ces "quelques attitudes perçues au hasard des dernières heures vécues"(p 1, 60) sont d'un intérêt moins évident. Ce livre a cependant conservé la fraîcheur d'un premier roman, à une époque où plusieurs écrivains québécois, lassés du psychologisme traditionnel, voyaient dans le "Nouveau Roman" la panacée aux maux de l'écriture
Anthologie de la poésie des femmes au Québec by Nicole Brossard( Book )

22 editions published between 1991 and 2003 in French and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De Marie de l'Incarnation à Tania Langlais, en passant par Suzanne Meloche, Denise Boucher, Germaine Mornard et beaucoup d'autres, 138 poétesses font entendre leurs voix dans plus de 500 textes
Baroque d'aube : roman by Nicole Brossard( Book )

19 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Museum of bone and water by Nicole Brossard( Book )

16 editions published between 1999 and 2021 in 4 languages and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Originally published in English in 2003, Nicole Brossard's Museum of Bone and Water delivers sensual and provocative investigations of the human body -- our physical and spiritual museums of identity and desire -- that pulse and surprise at every turn. In this collection, fingers, lips, fists, cheeks mingle in the palm trees of Dublin and Key West, the heat of Palermo and Madrid. With each dazzling turn and each "crazy" silence, Brossard speeds our breath and quickens our hearts, reminding us that poetry too is both a physical and spiritual reality. Museum of Bone and Water, a finalist for the Governor General's Literary Award, is recognized as a major work in the oeuvre of leading Québécoise poet, novelist, and essayist Nicole Brossard -- recently honoured with the Lifetime Recognition Award by the Griffin Trust for Excellence in Poetry."--
Notebook of roses and civilization by Nicole Brossard( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 (Little Theatres
Surfaces of sense by Nicole Brossard( Book )

10 editions published between 1980 and 1989 in French and English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Installations by Nicole Brossard( Book )

17 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un lyrisme circonspect qui se rapproche prudemment d'un ##Je## "fatal délire d'une beauté impersonnelle". Selon J. Bonenfant "on est comme en train de dépasser un maniérisme formel qui a perdu ses attraits" (ça a quand même pris 25 ans). Admiratif et surpris, le critique, avec un brin de naïve fraîcheur, décrit le recueil comme "une suite de poèmes courts, tous titrés, faciles à lire, mais imprégnés d'expérience vive et de communication immédiate". Grand prix de poésie de la Fondation des Forges, 1989
Amantes by Nicole Brossard( Book )

17 editions published between 1980 and 2007 in English and French and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ecrire ##Amantes##, pour Nicole Brossard, c'est, nous semble-t-il, tenter de prouver que l'approche du délire est compatible avec l'esprit (cf. p. 13). Dans cette optique, la fiction pratiquée ne peut-être qu'"excès de réalisme". L'oeuvre, comme l'indique l'auteur, ne fait pas de confidences et cependant quelque chose est confié à la compagne-lectrice privilégiée, qui représente ##le## lecteur, sans cesser d'exister. Un lecteur masculin, implicitement exclu, peut-il rendre justice à un tel ouvrage : "entre femmes, la mémoire revient comme une conscience". Il est en tous cas frappé par la façon dont l'abstraction ("excès de réalisme"?) y exerce son pouvoir ("toute vision est en soi mathématique de l'espace"), même si l'auteur multiplie les ancrages dans le réel (banalisé) d'un temps employé, et fait appel à un implicite émotif très fort ("l'expérience infligée au corps des femmes incite à la réalité"). Entre l'essai et le poème, ce texte manifeste une ligne de pensée ferme, l'allusion étant au service exclusif de la thèse. Mais la passion ("de l'intime au politique"), figure centrale de ce livre, fait plus souvent figure de rhétorique, que d'"opéra du dedans."
Ardour by Nicole Brossard( Book )

12 editions published between 2008 and 2018 in French and English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Language is ardently alive in this new translation of poems by Nicole Brossard
Le centre blanc : poèmes 1965-1975 by Nicole Brossard( Book )

8 editions published in 1978 in French and English and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dans ce treizième ouvrage de la collection ##Rétrospectives##, sont rassemblées les oeuvres poétiques d'un auteur québécois de la jeune génération. Selon Beausoleil, l'ensemble constitue "un repère essentiel pour lire la progression de la modernité à l'intérieur des textes de fiction écrits et publiés au Québec". Si cette oeuvre n'a pas eu l'audience qu'elle mérite, c'est sans doute parce que l'avant-garde fait peur et que de nombreux lecteurs, professeurs ou critiques, ne peuvent ou ne veulent admettre certains principes fondamentaux illustrés par Nicole Brossard. A savoir qu'"il n'est de poésie qu'impersonnelle" et que par conséquent, elle devient "science, déconstruction des évidences mortes" (celles du coeur, de l'âme, de la patrie, etc.). La rétrospective couvre la période 1965-1975; elle rassemble sept recueils et divers textes publiés en revues. Bibliographie, notice biographique
Double impression : poèmes et textes 1967-1984 by Nicole Brossard( Book )

11 editions published in 1984 in French and held by 183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Second tome de la rétrospective de Nicole Brossard (cf. ##Le centre blanc##). Il s'agit de textes et poèmes publiés pour la plupart à la ##Barre du jour## et à ##La Nouvelle Barre du jour##. Quelques corrections ont été apportées. Pour l'auteure, il s'agit d'une "démonstration de ponctuation", ce qui s'écrit en deux livres étant "une ponctuation qui reflète le livre antérieur ou qui révèle le livre ultérieur."
Mécanique jongleuse : suivi de, Masculin grammaticale by Nicole Brossard( Book )

11 editions published in 1974 in 3 languages and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The blue books : a book, Turn of a pang, French kiss, or, A pang's progress by Nicole Brossard( )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nicole Brossard's lucid, subversive and innovative work on language has influenced an entire generation of readers and writers. But three of her seminal works of postmodernism and feminism have been lost to us for years. The Blue Books brings them back. A Book : A novel about a novel; five characters in "search of a narrative, a narrative in search of an author." Brossard's first novel, and a key work in Canadian postmodernism. Turn of a Pang (Sold-out in French): Quebec's 1943 Conscription Crisis and the 1970 War Measures Act weave together to form the texture of a woman's life. Fr
Suite logique : poèmes by Nicole Brossard( Book )

10 editions published in 1970 in French and English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Notebook of roses and civilization
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Yesterday, at the Hotel Clarendon : a novelPicture theoryFences in breathingBaroque d'aube : romanMuseum of bone and waterNotebook of roses and civilizationInstallationsAmantesThe blue books : a book, Turn of a pang, French kiss, or, A pang's progress
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