Beatitudes

Beatitudes

by Hermenegilde Chiasson
     
 

In this postmodern 'sermon on the mount,' Herménégilde Chiasson has created a tour de force at once compassionate and complex, thoughtful and illuminating. A meditation on what it means to be human, Beatitudes explores the common bonds of humanity, probing our notions of who we are and who we might become. Beginning in mid-sentence and ending not… See more details below

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In this postmodern 'sermon on the mount,' Herménégilde Chiasson has created a tour de force at once compassionate and complex, thoughtful and illuminating. A meditation on what it means to be human, Beatitudes explores the common bonds of humanity, probing our notions of who we are and who we might become. Beginning in mid-sentence and ending not with a period but a comma, Beatitudes extends beyond time and space, with beautiful lines that continue to resonate long after they have been read.

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'A collection which resonates with humility, awe, and acceptance.' — Atlantic Books Today

"Lovely collection . . . his best and most important work to date." — Telegraph Journal

"Beautiful . . . powerful . . . complex . . . compassionate . . . a classic." — Daily Gleaner

"In translating Herménégilde Chiasson's Beatitudes, Jo-Anne Elder has met the challenges of both the emotionally charged content of the original, and its specific literary form, the litany. She has movingly rendered the complexity expressed in this contemporary "sermon on the mount," while providing an English text rich with sensuality, rhythm and a sense of communion" — quoted from the comments of the Governor General's Award for Literary Translation jury

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780864924865
Publisher:
Goose Lane Editions
Publication date:
10/19/2007
Edition description:
First edition
Pages:
120
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.40(d)

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