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Strangers in Paris : new writing inspired by the city of lights /
edited by Megan Fernandes & David Barnes.
imprint
Toronto : Tightrope Books, 2011.
description
247 p.
ISBN
9781926639321 :
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Book
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imprint
Toronto : Tightrope Books, 2011.
isbn
9781926639321 :
catalogue key
7664090
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Summaries
Main Description
Strangers in Paris documents a restless encountering of new English-language writing in the most mythologized literary city in the world. Is Paris now only a residual city of prescribed epiphanies? Strangers in Paris brings together a selection of remarkably original writers of fiction and poetry-including John Berger, Jorie Graham, Cole Swensen, Alice Notley, and an exciting collection of young emerging voices-who illustrate a Paris unbound, personified, Homeric, and even digressive. It is a museum of experiences and objects that is anything but iconic; the anthology establishes a new hunt for language worthy of a changing city. It is possible to find Paris in these pages, but it is just as possible to find everything else. Book jacket.
Main Description
The stunning variety of writing in this volume addresses the city of Paris in all its complexity, while challenging the mythology of expatriate Parisian literature. The anthology contains entries as diverse and disparate as an excerpt from John Berger "s novel, Here is Where We Meet; Suzanne Allen "s ekphrastic poetry, a tongue-in-cheek take on the nineteenth-century novel by Helen Cusack O "Keeffe; Canadian writer Lisa Pasold "s story of a forced extended stay in Paris; and an interview with the celebrated American poet Alice Notley. Strangers in Paris presents anglophone Parisian writing as it is today, without the veneer and expectations of stereotypes, romantic notions, or iconic representations. More than anything, this anthology is a landmark, a notice that begs and entices readers to explore the current English-language authorship developing in and about Paris.
Main Description
The stunning variety of writing in this volume addresses the city of Paris in all its complexity, while challenging the mythology of expatriate Parisian literature. The anthology contains entries as diverse and disparate as an excerpt from John Berger's novel, Here is Where We Meet; Suzanne Allen's ekphrastic poetry, a tongue-in-cheek take on the nineteenth-century novel by Helen Cusack O'Keeffe; Canadian writer Lisa Pasold's story of a forced extended stay in Paris; and an interview with the celebrated American poet Alice Notley. Strangers in Paris presents anglophone Parisian writing as it is today, without the veneer and expectations of stereotypes, romantic notions, or iconic representations. More than anything, this anthology is a landmark, a notice that begs and entices readers to explore the current English-language authorship developing in and about Paris.
Main Description
With Paris as the unifying link connecting a remarkable variety of writing, this anthology captures the inspiration of the city and lifestyle while defying expectations of "expatriate Parisian literature," which the editors contend is a myth. The collection represents contemporary anglophone writing from Paris without the veneer and misplaced assumptions of stereotypes, romantic notions, or iconic representations. The anthology contains entries as diverse and disparate as a novel excerpt, ekphrastic poetry, a tongue-in-cheek take on a famed 19th-century novel, a short story about a forced extended stay in Paris, and an interview with a celebrated American poet. The anthology, beyond its entertaining qualities, is a valuable snapshot of the English-language authorship currently developing in and about Paris.
Table of Contents
Introductions
Poetry Editorp. xiii
Prose Editorp. xix
Poems & Prose
Rufo Quintavalle
Joined-up writingp. 25
As cities gop. 26
After Rimbaudp. 27
29/09/08p. 28
Jorie Graham
Dawningp. 29
On the virtue of a dead treep. 34
Sundownp. 38
Kathleen Spivack
Strainingp. 41
Monet's Pathp. 44
Pale Light in the Luxembourg Gardenp. 45
David Barnes
She always reads the last line firstp. 46
this birdp. 57
Lisa Pasold
Ocularp. 58
Getting the bends at the Hotel du Petit Canardp. 61
Suzanne Allen
An Hour with Madame Sabatierp. 63
Seine Scenep. 65
Outside Inp. 67
Andrea Jonsson
Yellow Rusted Truckp. 69
Neil Uzzell
Granddaddyp. 77
Dogp. 78
Alice Notley
Foundationp. 80
My Cityp. 82
Story to the river-2p. 84
In the truth roomp. 86
Diary entryp. 88
The Beaded Horsep. 90
John Berger
Le Passeur/The Guide Across Frontiersp. 94
Eddy Belleville
Poem ôIt's down by the riveröp. 99
Poem ôA strawman, sweet as berries,öp. 100
Jonathan Hamrick
Among Other Thingsp. 101
Barbara Beck
Travel: Borderp. 109
Travel: Hospitalityp. 110
David Eso
The Lesser-Known Miracles of Jesus Christp. 111
Alberto Rigettini
Last bath in Malagap. 112
When you sleep and your flower reposesp. 114
Jessica Malcomson
I'll neologize you, babyp. 115
Antonia Klimenko
Reproductionp. 119
Sam Langer
Poem ô 'It's not much but it's all we got' öp. 121
Illustrated Feetp. 123
Judith Chriqui
Holidayp. 124
Jeffrey Greene
Cooking Octopus with Madame Estevesp. 130
Colin Mahar
When I Have the Wind in My Skullp. 137
Emily Dickinson Re-translationsp. 139
Elizabeth Willis
Nocturnep. 141
Another Life in Greenp. 142
The Skirt of Nightp. 143
Megan Fernandesp. 144
Constellationsp. 144
Ellap. 147
Red umbrellas at La Nuit Blanchep. 149
(Kinetics) of the pink leafp. 150
Sarah Riggs
Dear Virginiap. 152
Dear Demeterp. 153
Sea Quincep. 154
Julie Kleinman
Young Woman in Window, Reflectedp. 155
Mia Bailey
Sightedp. 164
Helen Cusack O'Keeffe
The Ehrlich Remedy for Griefp. 169
Sion Dayson
The Idiopathp. 173
Cole Swensen
Tuning Forkp. 181
Poem with the last line cut off in its primep. 182
Cast-iron Birdsp. 183
Danielle McShine
Grand Palais: Saint Martin and the Beggarp. 184
Centre Georges Pompidou: Le violoniste á la fenêtrep. 185
Marie Davis
A Castle for Simonep. 186
Marty Hiatt
Goldp. 189
Exchangep. 191
Isabel Harding
Zombie Mermaidp. 195
Eleni Sikelianos
ôIt is not enough that the buds have come out…öp. 204
ôHere we are on the Place Saint-Sulpice again…öp. 205
The well-tempered claviclep. 206
Alexander Maksik
Set Me to Sea; Light Me on Fire withp. 207
An Interviewp. 212
Biographiesp. 234
A Guide to the Literary Scene in Parisp. 247
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