I Never Dared Hope for You (Paperback)

Lyric Essays

By Christian Bobin, Alison Anderson (Translator)

Autumn Hill Books, 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 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: 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