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I Never Dared Hope for You
I Never Dared Hope for You

I Never Dared Hope for You

Lyric Essays


100 Pages, 5.5 x 8.5

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $12.95 (US $12.95) (CA $13.95)

Publication Date: January 2010

ISBN 9780975444498

Rights: US & CA

Autumn Hill Books (Jan 2010)

Price: $12.95


For those looking to make sense of their contemporary experience

Containing 11 short, contemplative sketches—rarely more than 10 pages long—this collection 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.


"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

Author Biography

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.