Every Now & Then
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- The House Where Salmon Perched – Nicole Ward-Jouve
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The House Where Salmon Perched – Nicole Ward-Jouve
Rear Window Publications, 1994
Nicole Ward-Jouve has written a short piece of fiction, entitled The House Where Salmon Perched. This short piece is published to coincide with Rear Window’s exhibition Every Now and Then, at Richard Salmon Ltd, 58-59 South Edwardes Square, London W8 (11 April – 21 May 1994).
This short piece of fiction is published as a work in its own right alongside the work of fellow visual artists (Glenn Brown, Morgan Doyle, Jonathan Parsons, João Penalva, Mark Wallinger) produced for this exhibition. It should therefore be viewed as a site-specific piece of fiction.
Nicole Ward-Jouve’s piece is a challenging reverie that explores the many layers that time leaves over the familiar and estranged objects housed in Edwardes Square.
Nicole Ward-Jouve is a writer and critical theorist. Born and brought up in Marseilles and Provence, she married an Anglo-Irishman and has spent most of her adult life in Anglo-Saxon countries, holding university posts in Great Britain mainly, but also in Canada and the USA. She is now Emeritus Professor of Literature at the University of York. She writes both in English and in French. Her fictions include: Le Spectre du gris (in English: Shades of Grey, Virago, 1981); L'Entremise, and short stories in various collections. Her critical essays include: Baudelaire (Macmillan's, 1983); Colette (Harvester Press, 1987); Un Homme nommé Zapolski, translated into English as The Streetcleaner: The Yorkshire Ripper Case on Trial (Marion Boyars, 1986-8); and White Woman Speaks With Forked Tongue: Criticism as Autobiography (Routledge 1991). Nicole Ward-Jouve has a strong interest in Psychoanalysis and she is currently working on spirituality and self-development, and writing family memoirs as well as fiction.