Journal (1979-1983)
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Journal (1979-1983)

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Alix Cléo Roubaud est morte le 28 janvier 1983, à cinq heures du matin, d'une embolie pulmonaire. Elle était, gravement, asthmatique depuis l'enfance. Elle venait d'avoir trente et un ans. Née à Mexico (son père, Arthur Blanchette, diplomate, sa mère, Marcelle Blanchette, peintre), elle était canadienne, et bilingue. Son journal est écrit en français et en anglais. Elle av...more
Paperback, 234 pages
Published October 2009 by Éditions du Seuil (first published 1984)
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Fantastic. I have a bourgeois tendency to overly self-identify with fractured artistic women. Is this weird? It's not necessary, but as an asthmatic who smokes and goes through periods of depression related to a complete lack of mastery in any medium, I could grok this hard.

Alix's photographs are completely beautiful, and her poetic fragments are just as good as much of the poetry being written at the same time. Her ideas on photography are also very developed & strong, certain things that a...more
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Alix Cleo Roubaud was a brilliantly gifted writer and photographer. She had an extremely acute mind and a stunning body to go with it. She liked to photograph herself nude in a sparse room and then do magic in her darkroom. She often thought of killing herself. She was seriously asthmatic since childhood. She died of a pulmonary embolism at the age of thirty-one. She was in love with a poet. It may not have been a good thing. He thinks it was. She had her doubts. Alix had good form, style, and k...more
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