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E with the conseuences of death the ever present not there ness of the person who wasis loved Perfect perfect perfectUniue and movingRoubaud s poetic language and vision are unrepeatably original He really managed to create something that touches the soul in a way it never expirienced before I was astonished I feel changed

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Written in the years following the sudden death of Roubaud's wife Some Thing Black is a profo This ten part poetry cycle was written by Oulipo legend Mr Roubaud in memory of his young wife Alix Cl o a Canadian photographer who died of an embolism aged 31 Her own book Alix s Journal also available from Dalkey is a collection of moody BW photos and compliments this volume creating a chilling portrait of death and its permanent imprints The poems here use various complex constraints and stark free verse to express the impact of loss nagging absence and the begrudging afterness Several photographs from the Journal round off the volume creating what is perhaps the most moving Oulipo production in English and a beautiful memorial to an unrealised talent

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Und and moving transcription of loss mourning grief and the attempts to face honestly and liv I am not exactly enad with Roubaud s poetry but I am certainly taken by his wife her life and work her journal and pictures realizing that it must have been hard to lose a woman like that and to deal with the loss on a daily basis I am attempting to read his poems as a journal instead of fine poetry which in my opinion the poetry is not I do love the photographs at the back of the book and only wish she could have lived longer in order to produce work and perhaps find the happiness that eluded herI uit reading this mediocrity about half way and just skimmed the rest The book did not ring authentic for me though I do feel bad for all those involved in the life of Alix who lost her finally in the end so totally But that doesn t make this a book worth finishing it actually makes it worse


About the Author: Jacques Roubaud

Jacues Roubaud born 1932 in Caluire et Cuire Rhône is a French poet and mathematicianHe is a retired Mathematics professor from University of Paris X a retired Poetry professor from EHESS and a member of the Oulipo group he has also published poetry plays novels and translated English poetry and books into French such as Lewis Carroll's The Hunting of the SnarkRoubaud's fiction often su



10 thoughts on “uelue chose noir

  1. says:

    Searing and yet placid There's an ill adjusted peace on display a rounded resignation I found myself aware that I didn't read Cancer Ward until last month because for 15 years people I cared about were dealing with the illness and I had to maintain a distance That is not an act of severing but instead a downcast pivot Roubaud's poetry made me wary initially I didn't wish to be the victim of backshadowing Such

  2. says:

    It is very difficult to write about this volume of poetry If you have ever lost someone you love than you know

  3. says:

    This ten part poetry cycle was written by Oulipo legend Mr Roubaud in memory of his young wife Alix Cléo a Canadian photographer who died of an embolism aged 31 Her own book Alix's Journal also available from Dalkey is a collection of moody BW photos and compliments this volume creating a chilling portrait of death and its permanent imprints The poems here use various complex constraints and stark free verse t

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          It might come into my head to compare you to a dark body at an enormous distance nearly infinite emitting a dark light which keeps coming at me     Entering my sleep as X rays do the flesh my waking riddled like a cloudbed with intense swift radiation     It might but I won't give in to it Jacues Roubaud from Méditation de la comparaison Meditation on Comparison trans by Rosmarie WaldropI read this book as

  5. says:

    This was fucking horrifying I agree with some others here it's not all great poetryAlix perhaps for being female was in tune with life There's some of that of her hereThe sensorial stuff especially is like a cold knife inserted between the ribs You know how they say that to grieve focus on the physical sensation of the feeling

  6. says:

    I am not exactly enad with Roubaud's poetry but I am certainly taken by his wife her life and work her journal and pictures realizing that it must have been hard to lose a woman like that and to deal with the loss on a daily basis I am attempting to read his poems as a journal instead of fine poetry which in my opinion the poetry is not I do love the photographs at the back of the book and only wish she could have lived

  7. says:

    Perfect perfect perfectUniue and movingRoubaud's poetic language and vision are unrepeatably original He really managed to create something that touches the soul in a way it never expirienced before I was astonished I feel changed

  8. says:

    This is a book that contains 100% pure unadulterated grief Excellent book

  9. says:

    Loss in light in the shadow on the wall in the rays of the sun that lay on the window pain Loss in the silver emulsion that turns bla

  10. says:

    This was one of the first collection of poems I read back when I was 21 Almost 11 years later I still remember the experience well and occasionally open the book every few years Its tone and images have stuck wi

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