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Nicole Brossard's lucid, subversive and cutting edge paintings on language has inspired a whole new release of readers and writers. yet 3 of her seminal works of postmodernism and feminism were misplaced to us for years. The Blue Books brings them back.

A Book: a unique a few novel; 5 characters in "search of a story, a story looking for an author." Brossard's first novel, and a key paintings in Canadian postmodernism. Turn of a Pang (Sold-out in French): Quebec's 1943 Conscription obstacle and the 1970 battle Measures Act weave jointly to shape the feel of a woman's lifestyles. French Kiss: a party of the strength of ladies and language within the face of the male experts of Montreal politics and the actual authority of the broadcast (and certain) word.

The Blue Books collects those 3 long-out-of-print, groundbreaking Brossard titles, of their unique trainer condo Press English translations (A Book by way of Larry Shouldice, Turn of a Pang and French Kiss by the acclaimed Patricia Claxton). Don't be blue: those Brossard classics are back!

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Nicole Brossard's lucid, subversive and leading edge paintings on language has stimulated a whole iteration of readers and writers. yet 3 of her seminal works of postmodernism and feminism were misplaced to us for years. The Blue Books brings them back.

A e-book: a unique a couple of novel; 5 characters in "search of a story, a story looking for an writer. " Brossard's first novel, and a key paintings in Canadian postmodernism. flip of a Pang (Sold-out in French): Quebec's 1943 Conscription trouble and the 1970 conflict Measures Act weave jointly to shape the feel of a woman's existence. French Kiss: a party of the strength of girls and language within the face of the male specialists of Montreal politics and the actual authority of the published (and certain) word.

The Blue Books collects those 3 long-out-of-print, groundbreaking Brossard titles, of their unique trainer residence Press English translations (A publication through Larry Shouldice, flip of a Pang and French Kiss via the acclaimed Patricia Claxton). Don't be blue: those Brossard classics are back!

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If anatomy is destiny, then man is destined to masturbate. He may do it with guilt and the torments of hell pounding in his ears, but he does it anyway. That is how men are, we shrug, animals, driven by their testosterone. Society says it is not how women are. Since time began, a “good mother” takes her daughter’s hand away from her vagina with far more determination than she applies to her son and his penis. Mothers know everything there is to know about being a woman: Nice Women don’t masturbate.

When I was writing My Mother/My Self fifteen years ago, I thought economic independence, more than anything, would help grown women throw off the emotional need to lose themselves in relationships. Ideally, emotional separation and individuation is something that should be learned and practiced in the first years of life. But if we didn’t get it then, all is not lost; it is harder later on, but we can teach ourselves. What I didn’t realize in the mid-seventies however, was that women would confuse economic independence with honest emotional separation.

Tell the man what it is we want, give him some guidance about what we desire, what turns us on, speak the words out loud? Absolutely not! Being contraceptively prepared goes against a lifelong addiction to love, a state of mind that includes sexual feeling but has never been differentiated from it. Is it love/romance we want or is it sex? Wouldn’t it be helpful to know, and also to know that we can have the one without the other? Maybe it’s preferable to love the person with whom you are having sex, but not necessarily all the time.

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