Universal Bureau of Copyrights
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Universal Bureau of Copyrights  (Paperback, Oana Avasilichioaei Bertrand Laverdure Avasilichioaei Laverdure)

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  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Bookthug
  • ISBN: 9781771660525, 177166052X
  • Edition: 2014
  • Pages: 152
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From celebrated Quebecois author Bertrand Laverdure comes " Universal Bureau of Copyrights ," a bold, strange and addictive story that envisions a world where free will doesnot exist, and an enigmatic global corporation buys and sells the copyrights for all things on Earth, including real and fictional characters. Through this novel, which is part poetic narrative, part sci-fi-dystopian fantasy, readers become acquainted with the main character, a man who deconstructs himself as he navigates the mystifying passages of the story. Having no control over his environment, time continuum, or body, he is a puppet on strings, an icon in a video game and, as he eventually discovers within the bowels of the Universal Bureau of Copyrights, the object of countless copyrights. With touches of Vonnegutos Breakfast of Champions and Sterneos Tristram Shandy, Universal Bureau of Copyrights packs a multitude of modern cultural references into an audacious exploration of identity and oneos place in the world.
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  • BookThug
Publication Year
  • 2014
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Author
  • Oana Avasilichioaei Bertrand Laverdure Avasilichioaei Laverdure
Author Info
  • Bertrand Laverdure is an award-winning poet, novelist, literary performer, and blogger. His poetry publications include Rires (2004) and Sept et demi (2007). He has written four well-received novels, Gomme de xanthane (2006), Lectodôme (2008), J'invente la piscine (2010), Bureau universel des copyrights (2011). Lettres crues, a book of literary correspondence with Quebecois author Pierre Samson, was published in the fall of 2012. Most recently, he published a YA poetry collection, Cascadeuse (2013). Awards include the Joseph S. Stauffer Prize from the Canada Council for the Arts (1999), and the Rina-Lasnier Award for Poetry for Les forêts (2003). Les forêts was also nominated for the Emile-Nelligan Award for Poetry (2000), while Audioguide was nominated for the Grand Prix du Festival International de Poésie de Trois- Rivières (2003), and Lectodôme for the Grand Prix littéraire Archambault (2009).

    Oana Avasilichioaei's previous translations include Wigrum by Quebecois writer Daniel Canty (2013), The Islands by Quebecoise poet Louise Cotnoir (2011) and Occupational Sickness by Romanian poet Nichita Stanescu (2006). In 2013, she edited a feature on Quebec French writing in translation for AUFGABE (New York). she has also played in the bounds of translation and creation in a poetic collaboration with Erín Moure, EXPEDITIONS OF A CHIMAERA, (BookThug, 2009). Her most recent poetry collection is We, Beasts (2012; winner of the QWF's A.M. Klein Prize for Poetry), and her audio work can be found on Pennsound. She lives in Montreal.
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  • 8.5 Inches (US)
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