Against Paradise

Against Paradise Shawna Lemay s rich amused insistent ingenious meditation on Venice will surprise readers with its peculiar grace Here is the work of an elegant raconteur a self effacing sharp eared occupier of v
  • Title: Against Paradise
  • Author: Shawna Lemay
  • ISBN: 9780771052279
  • Page: 161
  • Format: Paperback
  • Against Paradise
    Shawna Lemay s rich, amused, insistent, ingenious meditation on Venice will surprise readers with its peculiar grace Here is the work of an elegant raconteur a self effacing, sharp eared occupier of voices a high toned, compassionate gossip From many mouths, she offers us the city, doomed, full of light Lemay s Venice is a small, crowded community of the delightfullyShawna Lemay s rich, amused, insistent, ingenious meditation on Venice will surprise readers with its peculiar grace Here is the work of an elegant raconteur a self effacing, sharp eared occupier of voices a high toned, compassionate gossip From many mouths, she offers us the city, doomed, full of light Lemay s Venice is a small, crowded community of the delightfully eccentric dead Through her quirky dramatic monologues, each one shimmering with a companionable intelligence, we meet them George Eliot, Peggy Guggenheim, Lord Byron, Mary Shelley, Effie Ruskin, Ernest Hemingway, Titian, various unnamed others we meet them in mid speech it seems they have never stopped talking, talking, telling now or refusing still to tell their secrets, protecting their vanities still, finally saying what they truly think Lemay has given us an entire world, dark, haughty, watery, beautiful, full of voices, sedimented with stories.
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  • Shawna Lemay

    Shawna Lemay is the author of six books of poetry, a book of essays, and an experimental novel titled, Hive, which is about the possibility of the existence of a woman art forger Rumi and the Red Handbag, a novel, is her latest book All the God Sized Fruit, her first book, won the Stephan G Stephansson Award and the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award Calm Things Essays was shortlisted for the Wilfred Eggleston Award for Non Fiction She has an M.A in English from the University of Alberta.

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  • Poet novelist Shawna Lemay knows Venice its deep, sometimes murky soul and, above all, its voices Probably Venice is the most poetically accessible city, breaking time barriers as it does Lemay s poetry comes highly recommended.When your dreams are lost to you at birthyou go to find them where you know you can t.Venice, my erotic scintillating dream.Dreamer in the dream is desirableis human after all from Useless Opalescent Wings


  • this is a great companion to Calm Things i am a fan of Shawna s blog so it was about time i read her work i m enjoying both the essays and the poetry immensely Shawna has much to contribute she is inspiring.


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