I Never Dared Hope for You

Lyric Essays

By Christian Bobin; Alison Anderson (Translator)
(Autumn Hill Books, Paperback, 9780975444498, 100pp.)

Publication Date: December 2009

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Containing 11 short, contemplative sketches—rarely more than 10 pages long—this collection reflects upon time, paying attention, solitude, companionship, and grace. In an era of increasingly cynical, mediatized or sensationalistic literature, the voice is a quiet plea for sanity, simplicity, and a return to the source.

About the Author

Christian Bobin is the author of more than 40 short works, including The Secrets of Francis of Assisi and The Very Lowly: A Meditation on Francis of Assisi. Alison Anderson is the author of Darwin’s Winks and Hidden Latitudes. She received a National Endowment for the Arts grant for her translations of works by Christian Bobin.

Praise For I Never Dared Hope for You

"Christian Bobin has given birth to a music that is his alone. One finds oneself entering into this contemplation, into this human nearness, and sharing its happiness."  —Le Monde

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