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Blue Ashes

Selected Poems, 1982-1998


Paperback / softback

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Blue Ashes by Jean-Paul Daoust
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Gay literature will never be the same after this book. This book is unique in its sensitivity to a universe of forbidden love and sex between a man in his early twenties and a boy of six and half years. This book won in the original French the Governor General's Award for poetry in 1990.

Author Biography

Born in 1946, Jean-Paul Daoust is one of the central figures in the Quebec poetry scene. He has participated in over 50 literary reviews and magazines. He has published more than a dozen books of poetry and, in 190, won the Governor General's Award for Poetry. Black Diva is the first English translation of his work in book form. Daniel Sloate (1931-2009) was a prolific poet, playwright and translator. He was the author of numerous books, including I is Another and Of Dissonance and Shadows. Sloate attended the University of Western Ontario (where he obtained an B.A. in French and English) and obtained a doctorate in French literature from the Sorbonne. He taught translation at the Translators' School in Paris before taking a position also teaching translation at the Universite de Montreal, where he remained until his retirement in 1995.
Release date NZ
June 1st, 1999
Translated by Daniel Sloate
Country of Publication
Guernica Editions,Canada
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