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Nicole Brossard

Nicole Brossard

Essays on Her Works

By Louise H. Forsyth

Sensual and compelling, the simple words of Nicole Brossard's writings slip in unexpected ways into readers' minds, all the better to transform their sense of self and reality. Creating tropes out of women's unspoken experiences, advanced science, literary and philosophical traditions, and the devastation of politics everywhere, she has been revolutionising concepts of human knowledge and being, challenging the assumed entitlement of those who abuse power for more than three decades. This collection offers unpublished poems by Brossard, extensive fragments of a conversation with her, and essays that critically appreciate many of her more than twenty collections of poetry, nine novels, and countless works of theory and commentary. Essays by Louise H. Forsyth, Karen S. McPherson, Alice A. Parker, Louise Dupré, Claudine Potvin, Katharine Conley, Catherine Campbell, Susan Knutson, Susan Holbrook, Barbara Godard, and Lynette Hunter.


Guernica Editions (Essential Writers Series)


272 pages |

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Louise Forsyth is Professor Emerita of Women's and Gender Studies, French and Drama at the University of Saskatchewan, where she was Dean of Graduate Studies and Research. Her publications include essays on Quebec feminist writers.