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Nicole Brossard's lucid, subversive and cutting edge paintings on language has encouraged a whole new release of readers and writers. yet 3 of her seminal works of postmodernism and feminism were misplaced to us for years. The Blue Books brings them back.

A Book: a singular a couple of novel; 5 characters in "search of a story, a story looking for an author." Brossard's first novel, and a key paintings in Canadian postmodernism. Turn of a Pang (Sold-out in French): Quebec's 1943 Conscription challenge and the 1970 conflict Measures Act weave jointly to shape the feel of a woman's lifestyles. French Kiss: a party of the power of ladies and language within the face of the male gurus of Montreal politics and the actual authority of the broadcast (and sure) word.

The Blue Books collects those 3 long-out-of-print, groundbreaking Brossard titles, of their unique trainer residence Press English translations (A Book by means of Larry Shouldice, Turn of a Pang and French Kiss by the acclaimed Patricia Claxton). do not be blue: those Brossard classics are back!

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