Common Life

A wry, cinematic tour through multiple forms: the poem, the vignette, the play—all set in our laughably lamentable contemporary world.

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In three poems, one play, and three short stories, Stéphane Bouquet’s Common Life offers a lively, searching vision of contemporary life, politics, and sociality. At a moment at which the fabric of everyday social life is increasingly threatened across the globe, this book is a necessary exercise of the literary imagination: what, it asks, does it mean to inhabit the world together today?

ISBN: 9781643621531
Paperback, 128 pages, 5.5 x 9 in
Publication Date: January 2023
Translator(s): Lindsay Turner

Stéphane Bouquet is the author of eight collections of poetry, as well as essays on poetry. He has published books on filmmakers such as Sergei Eisenstein and Gus Van …

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Lindsay Turner is the author of Songs & Ballads (Prelude Books, 2018) and the poetry chapbook Fortnights (forthcoming, Doublecross Press). Her translations from the French included books of poetry and …

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