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A Little Party Dress

Lyric Essays

Christian Bobin, Alison Anderson (Translated by)


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Childhood, the pleasures of reading, loss, and joy are among the subjects featured in this collection of nine essays. In the fusing of memoir, short story, and reflective essay genres along with the spiritual exposé of modern life, this meditative prose examines spirituality and living mindfully.

Praise For A Little Party Dress: Lyric Essays

"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

Autumn Hill Books, 9780975444481, 90pp.

Publication Date: December 1, 2009

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 an NEA grant for her translations of works by Christian Bobin.