Kapusta

Kapusta

Description

In Kapusta, Moure performs this silence on the page and aloud, writing "gesture" and "voice" to explore the relation between responsibility and place, body, memory, sorrow, and sonority. Here, poetry flourishes as a book "beyond the book," in a space of performance that starts and stops time.
In Little Theatres, Erín Moure's avatar Elisa Sampedrín first spoke about theatre and the need for smallness in order to articulate what is huge. Sampedrín, who reappears in the translation mystery O Resplandor as the translator of a language she does not speak, vanishes later in The Unmemntioable when the split in human identity that results from war and displacement is acknowledged. Now, in Kapusta, the character E. is alone, in the smallest of spaces -- the bench behind her grandmother's woodstove in Alberta. Here, E. struggles to face the largest of historical and imagined spaces -- the Holocaust in Western Ukraine, and to understand her mother's silence at the sadness of her forebears, her "salt-shaker love."


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Details

Author(s)
Erin Moure
Format
Paperback | 128 pages
Dimensions
147 x 201 x 13mm | 227g
Publication date
12 May 2015
Publisher
House of Anansi Press
Publication City/Country
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Language
English
ISBN10
1770894810
ISBN13
9781770894815
Bestsellers rank
711,062