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Liminal Visions of Nicole Brossard

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Alice A. Parker

Prize-winning author Nicole Brossard has more than thirty volumes of poetry, «fiction-theory,» postmodernist prose, and theory to her credit. Her experimental «writing in the feminine» is infused with a political energy that derives from her location as a lesbian-feminist. Associated with modernity in the literary renaissance of her native Montréal, she explores figures for the next millennium. Her embodied, desiring writing focuses on the liminal spaces around words, and the enigma of lapses in the language. Brossard's major works, La Lettre aérienne, Amantes, l'Amèr, Le Désert mauve, Picture Theory, and Baroque d'aube, are available in English translation.