For As Far as the Eye Can See by Robert MelançonFor As Far as the Eye Can See by Robert Melançon

For As Far as the Eye Can See

byRobert MelançonTranslated byJudith Cowan

Paperback | April 16, 2013

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In a world where text is "as fluid as the rain we see running in the streets," and the printed word "a monument as fragile as the grass," what is the place of poetry? Impressionistic, seasonal, inspired by the Pleiade and the poets of present-day Quebec, this calendar of 144 "light sonnets" is a measured meditation on art and mutability.
Robert Melançon is one of Quebec's most original poets. He won the Governor General's Award for Poetry for his collection Blind Painting and shared the Governor General's Award for Translation with Charlotte Melançon for their French version of A.M. Klein's The Second Scroll. A long-time translator of Canadian poet Earle Birney, Melanç...
Title:For As Far as the Eye Can SeeFormat:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 7.25 × 5.75 × 0.35 inPublished:April 16, 2013Publisher:BiblioasisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1927428181

ISBN - 13:9781927428184

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Profoundly Written Each poem is written in the remembrance of a sonnet. His book consists of 144 poems written in a "rectangle of twelve lines". they address the everyday and therefore the profound! He is definitely a people who gives of himself in his writing. A book of poetry to keep.
Date published: 2018-04-26

Editorial Reviews

"Poetry, in Melançon's hands, is a way of seeing." - Good"One hundred forty-four poems of acute observation: Melançon's invention is impressive. Judith Cowan's rendering of the poet's work into English is adroit and fully idiomatic." - Montreal Review of BooksBrilliant ... One hundred and fortyfour poems of acute observation. - Montreal Review of Books