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Author: Dominique Fourcade; Peter Consenstein
Publisher: Iowa City : La Presse, 2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"In French, 'il,' the third person masculine singular pronoun, can also have no gender at all: il pleut means 'it's raining.' In Dominique Fourcade's IL, 'il' means 'it' but not exactly. Genderless, 'it' is the man-woman, the woman-man, and the place where we are each other. Rather than exploit difference, Fourcade allows the sonority of the word to generate the curious masculine-feminine dialogue, where, if  Read more...
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Fourcade, Dominique.
Iowa City : La Presse, 2009
(OCoLC)762325581
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dominique Fourcade; Peter Consenstein
ISBN: 9781934200216 1934200212
OCLC Number: 236345535
Notes: Poems.
Description: 153 pages ; 21 cm
Other Titles: Il.
Responsibility: Dominique Fourcade ; translation by Peter Consenstein.

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In French, 'il', the third person masculine singular pronoun, can also have no gender at all: il pleut means 'it's raining'. Genderless, 'it' is the man-woman, the woman-man - and the place where we  Read more...

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