Climates by Herménégilde ChiassonClimates by Herménégilde Chiasson


byHerménégilde ChiassonTranslated byJo-Anne Elder, Fred Cogswell

Paperback | May 15, 1999

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Climates is suffused with the single-minded desire to fully inhabit, and be inhabited by, a place: Acadie. The political push-and-pull of being Acadian is a constant, even when the mutability of personal life is in the foreground. The four sections of Climates each correspond to a season, and each is marked by unity of tone, atmosphere, and form.
Herménégilde Chiasson is one of Canada's most accomplished writer-artists. He is the author of more than 20 books of poetry, over 30 plays, and several collections of essays. A multi-disciplinary artist, he has received numerous awards for his work, including the Governor General’s Award for poetry, the Molson Prize, le prix France-Aca...
Title:ClimatesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:120 pages, 8.5 × 5.49 × 0.35 inPublished:May 15, 1999Publisher:Goose Lane EditionsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0864922744

ISBN - 13:9780864922748

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Shortlisted for the Governor General’s Award on two occasions, Acadian poet Herménégilde Chiasson is also a two-time winner of the prix France-Acadie. This highly accomplished writer, illustrator, documentary filmmaker and poet treats readers to his vision of the Acadian experience in Climates. Translated from the French, the collection incorporates the four seasons as a backdrop for grander sequences of poetic and prosaic images.

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"Climates possesses a haunting and sustained clarity that meshes vividly with the writer's superb linguistic authority and structural virtuosity (reminiscent of the work of David Jones in its commanding prose passages, the gruesome lyricality of Hubert Aquin) . . . The volume's quartet of entries succeeds beautifully, tracking the emotional impoverishment and universal loneliness accompanying the perceived numbness of contemporary life." — Globe and Mail