BN.com Gift Guide

Conversations

Overview

The images flash by, one after the other, and intuition supplies the connections. For a year, Herm?n?gilde Chiasson captured fragments of conversation, and he compressed and polished them into sentences for two speakers, He and She. Numbering these utterances from one to 999, Chiasson left 1000 blank, mute testimony to the incompleteness of human communication.

Read More Show Less
... See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (4) from $8.98   
  • New (1) from $36.00   
  • Used (3) from $8.98   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$36.00
Seller since 2011

Feedback rating:

(915)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New
Brand new and unread! Join our growing list of satisfied customers!

Ships from: Phoenix, MD

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
Sending request ...

Overview

The images flash by, one after the other, and intuition supplies the connections. For a year, Herménégilde Chiasson captured fragments of conversation, and he compressed and polished them into sentences for two speakers, He and She. Numbering these utterances from one to 999, Chiasson left 1000 blank, mute testimony to the incompleteness of human communication.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"With a moving and incantatory poetic force, Conversations is rooted in the sonorous rhythmic resources of a language on the verge of ultrasound . . . An Acadian version of the expression of humanity." — Governor General's Award jury citation

"Epigrammatic, intense . . . like time-release capsules, waiting to be felt . . . The writing builds toward stateliness. Each poem is its own landscape, which makes the implication of the title interesting. Here, the two speakers don't talk to each other, don't answer each other's questions, don't overlap. The layout of the book keeps them in discrete units of type, like paintings hanging opposite each other: a clean look, a cinematographic tone, a controlled direction." — Georgia Straight

"Intriguing and resonant . . . worth thinking about." — Toronto Star

Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780864923196
  • Publisher: Goose Lane Editions
  • Publication date: 10/15/2001
  • Edition description: First edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 156
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Herménégilde Chiasson has been called "the spokesperson and conscience of the young Acadian poetry." His poetry has been nominated for and won the Governor General's Award and twice won the Prix France-Acadie. In 1990 the French government named him a Chevalier des Arts et des Lettres. Herménégilde Chiasson studied visual arts at Mount Allison University, Université de Moncton, and New York University, and received his PhD from the Sorbonne. He has produced some 15 films, written 20 plays, and exhibited his paintings and photographs in galleries in the Maritimes, Toronto, and internationally. In 2001, Chiasson was one of a select group of artists chosen to accompany Governor General Adrienne Clarkson to South America. This special state visit was organized to foster new cultural and social links between Canada, Chile and Argentina.

Jo-Anne Elder's translations and essays have appeared in Canadian Literature, Ellipse and Voix et Images. She has been the translator for many arts and cultural publications, including the books Moncton Mantra and Special Delivery: Canada's Postal Heritage. She was editor of Voices and Echoes: Canadian Women's Spirituality. In 1995 Jo-Anne Elder was the winner of the Writers' Federation of New Brunswick David Adams Richards Prize. She is a member of the Literary Translators' Association of Canada and the editor of Ellipse, a journal of literary translation.

Fred Cogswell was one of the scions of Canadian Poetry. A widely published poet, anthologist, translator, reviewer and critic, he was a figurehead on the Canadian literary scene for more than fifty years. He was the recipient of numerous awards and honours ranging from the Bliss Carmen Medal in 1947, to the Order of Canada in 1981, to a lifetime achievement award from the Canadian Publishers Association in 2000. He was the founder of Fiddlehead Poetry Books, one of Canada's oldest literary presses, and has acted as mentor to several generations of young poets.

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)