Ossuaries

March 30, 2010|
Ossuaries by Dionne Brand
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Dionne Brand’s hypnotic, urgent long poem is about the bones of fading cultures and ideas, about the living museums of spectacle where these bones are found. At the centre of Ossuaries is the narrative of Yasmine, a woman living an underground life, fleeing from past actions and regrets, in a perpetual state of movement. She leads a solitary clandestine life, crossing borders actual (Algiers, Cuba, Canada), and timeless. Cold-eyed and cynical, she contemplates the periodic crises of the contemporary world. This is a work of deep engagement, sensuality, and ultimate craft from an essential observer of our time and one of the most accomplished poets writing today.
DIONNE BRAND''s literary credentials are legion. Her novel, Theory, won the 2019 OCM BOCAS Prize for Caribbean Literature, and was a Globe and Mail Best Book. Her poetry collection, The Blue Clerk, was shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize and won the Trillium Book Prize. Her collection Ossuaries won the Griffin Poetry Prize, and ot...
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Title:Ossuaries
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:128 pages, 8.3 X 5.5 X 0.4 in
Shipping dimensions:128 pages, 8.3 X 5.5 X 0.4 in
Published:March 30, 2010
Publisher:McClelland & Stewart
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780771017346

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