I Never Dared Hope for You

I Never Dared Hope for You

Lyric Essays

By Christian Bobin; Alison Anderson (Translator)

Autumn Hill Books, Paperback, 9780975444498, 100pp.

Publication Date: January 1, 2010

Containing 11 short, contemplative sketchesrarely more than 10 pages longthiscollection 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 50 books in French, several of them best-sellers, and he is the winner of France's 1993 Grand Prix Catholique de Litterature.

ALISON ANDERSON, a native Californian, works as a literary translator in the Swiss Alps. Her many translations include the Europa edition of Muriel Barbery s The Elegance of the Hedgehog, Ingrid Betancourt s memoir, and the work of JMG De Clezio. She has also written two previous novels and is the recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Literary Translation Fellowship, as well as fellowships at the prestigious MacDowell Colony and the Hawthornden Retreat for Writers.


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