The Baudelaire Fractal

byLisa RobertsonNarrated byAllegra Fulton

January 21, 2020|
The Baudelaire Fractal by Lisa Robertson
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The debut novel by acclaimed poet Lisa Robertson, in which a poet realizes she''s written the works of Baudelaire.

One morning, Hazel Brown awakes in a badly decorated hotel room to find that she''s written the complete works of Charles Baudelaire. In her bemusement the hotel becomes every cheap room she ever stayed in during her youthful perambulations in 1980s Paris. This is the legend of a she-dandy''s life.

Part magical realism, part feminist ars poetica, part history of tailoring, part bibliophilic anthem, part love affair with nineteenth-century painting, The Baudelaire Fractal is poet and art writer Lisa Robertson''s first novel.

"Robertson, with feminist wit, a dash of kink, and a generous brain, has written an urtext that tenders there can be, in fact, or in fiction, no such thing. Hers is a boon for readers and writers, now and in the future."-Jennifer Krasinski, Bookforum

"It''s brilliant, strange, and unlike anything I''ve read before."-Rebecca Hussey, BOOKRIOT

Lisa Robertson is a Canadian poet and essayist. Born in Toronto in 1961, she was a longtime resident of Vancouver, where in the early 90s she began writing, publishing and collaborating in a community of artists and poets that included Artspeak Gallery and The Kootenay School of Writing. She has continued these activities for 30 years,...
Title:The Baudelaire Fractal
Product dimensions:208 pages, 7.5 X 4.75 X 0.68 in
Shipping dimensions:208 pages, 7.5 X 4.75 X 0.68 in
Published:January 21, 2020
Publisher:Coach House Books
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781552453902

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