These stories observe the human comedy with a Jamesian eye while the characters revolve in their inner and outer landscapes, trying to make the leap to some adventurous new plateau. This is contemporary Everyman, Everywoman and Everychild, and yet they are unique people, some of them unforgettable. Explored is a social milieu that is not usually the focus of French literature in Canada.
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(228mm x 152mm x 10mm)
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Author Biography - Jean Ethier-Blais
Jean Ethier-Blais was awarded the Prix Athanase David, the highest literary honor bestowed by Quebec, in 1989, for his contribution to French-language literature. He was literary critic of Le Devoir and is professor of literature at McGill University and president of the Centre francophone of P.E.N. Club International. Jane Brierley won the 1990 Governor General's Award for Translation.