Chedid, Andrée

Territories of Breath/territoires Du Souffle: Bilingual Translation
2002 0-7734-7216-9
This book of poems consists of twelve groupings of texts under the rubric “Pistes,” designating the paths of earthly experience that intersect the territories of breath, in the sense of the Greek pneuma – the breath that instills life, and in Jungian interpretations, contains prophecy. At once present and eternal, these beautifully dense poems, like those of Dickinson in their economy of expression and fidelity to the concrete, are acts of light. Includes notes and critical introduction.