June 29, 2012

Nicole Brossard


Nicole Brossard [Canada/writes in French]
1943

Born in Montreal on November 27, 1943, Nicole Brossard is on the most noted poets and fiction writers of French-speaking Canada. Her first collection, Aube à la saison appeard in 1965. That same year she co-founded the influential literary magazine, La Barre du Jour. She has become well known for her feminist position and co-directed the film, Some American Feminists in 1976.

    Over the years, Brossard has written over 28 collections of poetry along with eight novels, including Picture Theory, Mauve Desert and Baroque at Dawn, most of them translated also in English.

     Brossard has twice won the Governor General award for her poetry in 1974 and 1984. In 1989 and 1999 she won Le Grand prix de Poesie de la Foundations les Forges, and she was awarded the Le Prix Athanase-David for a lifetime of literary schievement in 1991. In 1994 she was made a member of L'Academie des Lettres du Quebec.

     Besides her fiction and poetry Brossard has published numerous collections of essays and other writings.


BOOKS OF POETRY

"aube à la saison" (in Trois 12, 1965); Mordre en sa chair (Montréal: Esterel, 1966); L'écho  bouge beau (Montréal: Esterel, 1968); Suite logique (Montréal: L'Hexagone, 1970); Le centre blanc (Montréal: Orphée, 1970, reprinted Montréal: L'Hexagone, 1974); Mécanique jongleuse/Masculin grammaticale (Montréal: L'Hexagone, 1974); Le partie pour le tout (Montréal: L'aurore, 1975); D'arc de cycle la dérive (Saint-Jacques-le-Mineur: Edition de la Maison, 1979); Amantes (Montréal: Les Quinze, Collection Réelles, 1980); Double impression (Montréal: L'Hexagone, 1984); L'aviva (Montréal: Nouvelle Barre du Jour, 1985); Domaine d'écriture (Montréal: Nouvelle Barre du Jour, 1985); Mauve (with Daphne Marlatt) (Montréal: NBJ, Collection Transformance, 1986); Character/Jeu de lettres (with Daphne Marlatt) (Montréal: NBJ, Collection Transformance, 1986); Installations (Trois-Rivières: Les Ecrits des Forges/Paris: Le Castor Astral, 1989); A tout regard (Montréal: NBJ/Bibliothèque Québécoise, 1989); Typhon dru (with Christine Davies) (Paris: Collectif Génération, 1990); Sa subjectivité des lionnes (Bruxelles:; L'arbre à paroles, 1990); Langues obscures (Montréal: L'Hexagone, 1992); La uit verte du parc labyrinthe (Laval: Les Editions Trois, 1992); Flesh, son(e) at promenade (Lèvres urbaines 23, 1993); Vertige de l'avant-scène (Trois-Rivières: Ecrits des Forges/Orange bleue, 1997); "Amantes," suivi de "Le sense apparent" et de "Sous la langue" (Montréal: L'Hexagone, 1998); Musée de l'os de l'eau (Saussines, France: Cadex Editions, 1999; reprinted Saint-Hippolyte: Editions du Noroît, 2008); Au présent des veines (Trois-Rivières: Ecrits des Forges; Echternach, Luxembourg: Editions Phi; Limoges: Le Bruit des Autres, 2003); Après les mots (Trois-Rivières: Ecrits des Forges, 2007); Ardeur (Echternach, Luxembourg; Editions Phi, 2008); D'aube et de civilisation: Poèmes, 1965-2007 (Montréal: Typo, 2008)

ENGLISH LANGUAGE TRANSLATIONS

Daydream Mechanics, trans. by Larry Shouldice (Toronto: Coach House Press, 1980); Lovhers, trans. by Barbara Godard (Montréal: Guernica Press, 1986); Sans la Langue/Under tongue, bilingual ed., trans. into English by Susanne de Lotbinière-Harwood (Montréal: L'Essentielle; Charlottetown: Gynergy Books, 1987); Picture Theory, trans. by Barbara Godard Montréal: Guernica Press/ New York: Roof Books, 1991); Typhon dru, trans. by Carolyne Bergvall (London: Reality Press, 1997); Installations, trans. by Erin Moure and Robert Majzels (Winnipge: Gordon Shillingford Publishing, 2000); Shadow: Soft et Soif, trans. by Guy Bennett (Los Angeles: Seeing Eye Books, 2003); Aviva, trans. by Anne-Marie Wheeler (Vancouver: Nomados Press, 2008); Mobility of Light: The Poetry of Nicole Brossard (Waterloo: Laurier Press, 2009); Nicole Brossard: Selections (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2010)

For Brossard's Buffalo EPC homepage, click here:
http://epc.buffalo.edu/authors/brossard/


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