One by Serge Patrice ThibodeauOne by Serge Patrice Thibodeau

One

bySerge Patrice ThibodeauTranslated byJo-Anne Elder

Paperback | April 24, 2009

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Winner, Governor General's Award for Poetry

Shortlisted, Governor General's Award for Translation

An elegant testimony to the beautiful and the good, Serge Patrice Thibodeau's One pays homage to the vibrancy and vigor of life, backdropped against the precarious immediacy of the everyday.

From the tiny trunk of opening lines taken from Paul Valéry, Thibodeau unpacks a vision of human consciousness that exists in a state of singular wonder, creating a universe that is at once faithful and ever-changing like the tidal bore — the landscape of mascaret. Thibodeau boldly blends anecdotes, pop-ups, leitmotifs, ecological awareness, and the inner world in variations on the theme of wholeness.

Serge Patrice Thibodeau is the author of a dozen collections of poetry, including Le quatuor de l'errance and Seul on Est, both of which won the Governor General's Award for poetry. He has also written numerous essays and, in 2004, an oratorio with composer Pierre Michaud entitled Odysséa, which commemorated the 400th anniversary of t...
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Title:OneFormat:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 7.5 × 5 × 0.24 inPublished:April 24, 2009Publisher:GOOSE LANE EDITIONSLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0864925336

ISBN - 13:9780864925336

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"Thibodeau summons us out of ourselves into a searing attention — to the history, to the land — and translator Jo-Anne Elder faithfully captures that shiver of being in a world that knows far more than we do." — Katia Grubisic, author of What if red ran out