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Nicole Brossard

I am trying to imagine language without light, as though I wanted to understand how things were before language, when, deep in the throat, syllables and vowels were not yet organized and it was necessary to tilt one’s head back to allow sounds to fly through the open air, terrifying, guttural or strident. — Nicole Brossard, Fences in Breathing. (Coach House Books; 1St Edition edition, April 14, 2005)

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