The Grand Hotel of Foreigners by Claude BeausoleilThe Grand Hotel of Foreigners by Claude Beausoleil

The Grand Hotel of Foreigners

byClaude BeausoleilTranslated byJed English, George Morrissette

Paperback | July 1, 1998

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In The Grand Hotel of Foreigners, Claude Beausoleil invites the reader on a voyage which is as much an interior one as a physical one. The narrator explores themes which are important to him, offering an urbane space in which he questions himself about the nature of solitude, wandering, the distance which forms and grows between people, and writing. Beausoleil sustains a strong, rich rhythm which transports the reader and makes him into a traveller into his own mysteries. The Grand Hotel of Foreigners transcended the page and became virtual poetry in a multimedia show created by Michel Lemieux and Victor Pilon in collaboration with Claude Beausoleil, which toured the United States, Canada and Venezuela.
Since 1972, Claude Beausoleil has published 58 books, including Intrusion ralenti, Avatars du trait, Le Dormeur, Fureur de Mexico, La vie singulière, Le Rythme des lieux and Rue du jour. He published his first novel, Fort Sauvage, in 1994 and has also edited numerous anthologies, including La poésie canadienne and La poésie mexicaine. ...
Title:The Grand Hotel of ForeignersFormat:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 8.16 × 4.84 × 0.18 inPublished:July 1, 1998Publisher:Signature EditionsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0921833598

ISBN - 13:9780921833598

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Editorial Reviews

"The translation captures Beausoleil’s atmosphere of psychological ambivalence. The author’s manipulation of time, alternating stark and muted imagery, and rigorous economy of text all contribute to the eerie ambiance and urgent rhythms of the Hotel where strangers check in and (just maybe) language checks out."—Perimeter