Enter your search into one or more of the boxes below:
You can refine your search by selecting from any of the options below:
Foyalty 30

Antibodies (Paperback)

To Order. Estimated despatch in 1-3 weeks.
Email me when back in stock


The title of the collection-a term borrowed from anatomy and transposed onto the area of human relations (one's relationship with oneself as well as with others)-should be read in the ambivalence which it spontaneously suggests: on the one hand, it is an opposition between bodies, a you as an anti-I, both on the emotive and physical levels; and, on the other hand, now taken in its proper sense, it is antibodies which ensure healing. The tension of this ambivalence forms the axis of the collection. However, a careful reader may notice a gradual change in tonality as the language becomes more elastic towards the second part of the book, the antithetical connotation giving way to the remedying one.

Fiction & PoetryPoetryPoetry by individual poets Publisher: Shearsman Books Publication Date: 15/04/2013 ISBN-13: 9781848612839  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
Availability: To Order. Estimated despatch in 1-3 weeks.  

Alexandra Sashe is a poet and translator. She was born in 1976 in Moscow, where she studied painting, linguistics and literature. Having moved to France in her mid-twenties, she settled in Paris - the city where she would spend her most formative years and which would mark the beginning of her creative quest. At first, prose; then - as an essentialized way of living a language - poetry. However, neither French (which soon became her second language) nor her mother tongue (which progressively returned to rudiments) ever gave as much as a single line. The choice of the language (or rather, it was the Language that made its choice - for it is not the smaller that chooses the greater) was as spontaneous as it was necessary: English. Starting from 2008, she focused exclusively on poetry, sharing her life - as yet more on the spiritual and emotive than on the geographical level - between Paris and Vienna. Her literary studies, the intensity of her cultural environment and the disparity between the two cities, as well as the influence of several languages, shaped her poetics. The fruits of this period of her life are - apart from many publications in the UK and Europe - a bilingual (French-English) selection Ver Sacrum, and a full collection of poems that covers the most intense years of her life in Paris, Antibodies. Having closed this chapter, Alexandra Sashe recently moved to Vienna where she lives with her husband.

More books by Alexandra Sashe

Leave Review


Delivery Options

All delivery times quoted are the average, and cannot be guaranteed. These should be added to the availability message time, to determine when the goods will arrive. During checkout we will give you a cumulative estimated date for delivery.

Location 1st Book Each additional book Average Delivery Time
UK Standard Delivery FREE FREE 3-5 Days
UK First Class £4.50 £1.00 1-2 Days
UK Courier £7.00 £1.00 1-2 Days
Western Europe** Courier £17.00 £3.00 2-3 Days
Western Europe** Airmail £5.00 £1.50 4-14 Days
USA / Canada Courier £20.00 £3.00 2-4 Days
USA / Canada Airmail £7.00 £3.00 4-14 Days
Rest of World Courier £22.50 £3.00 3-6 Days
Rest of World Airmail £8.00 £3.00 7-21 Days

** Includes Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Irish Republic, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland.

Delivery Help & FAQs

Returns Information

If you are not completely satisfied with your purchase*, you may return it to us in its original condition with in 30 days of receiving your delivery or collection notification email for a refund. Except for damaged items or delivery issues the cost of return postage is borne by the buyer. Your statutory rights are not affected.

* For Exclusions and terms on damaged or delivery issues see Returns Help & FAQs

You might also like

Marriage: A Sonnet Sequence
John Elinger
Off The Shelf: A Celebration of...
Carol Ann Duffy
Moss & Silver
Jure Detela; Raymond Miller; Tatjana...
Dear Angel of Death
Simone White
© W&G Foyle Ltd
Foyles uses cookies to help ensure your experience on our site is the best possible. Click here if you’d like to find out more about the types of cookies we use.
Accept and Close