I, Nadja, and Other Poems I, Nadja, and Other Poems

I, Nadja, and Other Poems

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Winner of the 2006 A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry and shortlisted for the McAuslan First Book Prize (Quebec Writers' Federation).

Shortlisted for the 2007 Pat Lowther Award and the 2007 ReLit Awards.



Poems that reach towards the lost or the might have been.



In her debut collection, Susan Elmslie delves into the life and mental illness of the real person behind Andre Breton's surrealist romance, Nadja, recovering the story of a flesh and blood woman who became a symbol for the unknowability of the feminine and the irrational side of the human psyche. Ultimately, I, Nadja is about many women as Elmslie’s lyrically astute, confident lines move into the daily world of motherhood, adolescent memories and heroines like Marie Curie and George Sand. With her great fury of a voice, Elmslie's poems are forthright and daring, fearlessly rhapsodic, as "they sing/your shape through doorways,… sing/the whole house awake."

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2006
September 15
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
69
Pages
PUBLISHER
Brick Books
SELLER
eBOUND Canada
SIZE
951.1
KB

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