The Literary Vision of Gabrielle Roy

112 Roy , Alexandre Chenevert , pp . 83-84 , 87-88 , 93 , 96-99 , 101 , 107-108 , 119 , 121. M. Fontaine , the stereotype of the successful business man , is ironically depicted . He is an obnoxious , disdainful individual who with an ...

Author: Paula Gilbert Lewis

Publisher: Summa Publications, Inc.

ISBN: 9780917786051

Category: Women and literature

Page: 319

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Myth and Morality in Alexandre Chenevert by Gabrielle Roy

Alexandre's name ( Chêne - vert ) indicates the narrator's preoccupation with the important image of trees , and it is while Alexandre is " sous les branches d'un pin ” ( p . 212 AC ) that he is perfectly at ease , a state he considers ...

Author: Paul Socken

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 96

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The purpose of this study is to present two different but complementary readings of the novel and to offer the reader some sources and origins for what was later to develop into the novel. Chapter One, -Mythic Dimensions-, presents a -vertical- approach, in that it examines Alexandre's revelation, his encounter with a divine presence and a transcendent reality. Chapter Two of this volume, -Morality-, is an analysis of the text from a humanist viewpoint, primarily taking into account Alexandre's relationship with his fellow man, what might be termed a -horizontal- study. The novel sustains both levels of interpretation, and others, and proves in the process that it is perhaps Gabrielle Roy's most profound work."

Major Canadian Authors

Gabrielle Roy's third novel , Alexandre Chenevert , caissier ( 1954 ) , published in English as The Cashier , returns the reader to the trials and complexities of life in a modern city . The Cashier is Gabrielle Roy's most complex ...

Author: David Stouck

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803291881

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 348

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Canadian literature in English presents a wealth of imaginative experience that belies the colonial status sometimes accorded the world?s second-largest country. This revised and expanded edition of Major Canadian Authors provides an entrance into that realm. Stouck?s carefully integrated essays introduce the life and writings of eighteen foremost Canadian authors, including Robertson Davies, Margaret Laurence, Sinclair Ross, and Alice Munro. The second edition adds a new chapter on Margaret Atwood, updates the text, and expands the reference guide to include more than sixty Canadian authors.

Aphorism in the Francophone Novel of the Twentieth Century

Roy , as text - builder , instead works the great bulk of the book's aphorisms into the thought or speech of its main character , Alexandre Chenevert . This characterization thus deserves a few clarifying words and some background ...

Author: Mark Bell

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 9780773515284

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 154

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Drawing from seven 20th-century novels written in French, explores problems inherent in the very term aphorism, the narrative and discourse function of aphorisms within the genre of the novel, the interrelation between their structure and the epistemological and hermeneutical functions they perform as a component of the narrative fabric, the national character of aphoristics, and problems arising from anthologizing a novel's aphorisms. Assumes a reading knowledge of French. Canadian card order number: C96-900871-6. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Canadian Literary Bundle

Shewas inthelatterstate when shewrote Alexandre Chenevert,2 withoutenthusiasm, as ifit werea detentionassignment atschool. She pushed herself by gruelling effort to finish the novel, but thistime, in contrast towhat she'd hoped for from ...

Author: Nicholas Maes

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 1459727924

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 744

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Presenting four titles in the Quest Biography series that profiles prominent figures in Canada’s history. In these books we explore Canada’s literary heritage. Canadian letters have a prominent place in world literature, and its renown can be traced to authors such as these. Profiled are: pioneer chronicler of the wilderness Susanna Moodie, renowned novelist Robertson Davies, Quebec fiction writer Gabrielle Roy, and early twentieth century bestseller Mazo de la Roche. Includes Susanna Moodie Mazo de la Roche Gabrielle Roy Robertson Davies

Quest Biographies Bundle Books 11 20

Shewas inthelatterstate when shewrote Alexandre Chenevert,2 withoutenthusiasm, as ifit werea detentionassignment atschool. She pushed herself by gruelling effort to finish the novel, but thistime, in contrast towhat she'd hoped for from ...

Author: lian goodall

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 1459724372

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1836

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This bundle of titles in the Quest Biography series entertainingly presents a variety of influential Canadian lives that have shaped the future of a nation and often of the world. In this volume we find politicians, explorers, famous authors, a humanitarian, and a filmmaker.

Quest Biographies Bundle Books 16 20

Shewas inthelatterstate when shewrote Alexandre Chenevert,2 withoutenthusiasm, as ifit werea detentionassignment atschool. She pushed herself by gruelling effort to finish the novel, but thistime, in contrast towhat she'd hoped for from ...

Author: Marguerite Paulin

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 1459723996

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 936

View: 519

This bundle of titles in the Quest Biography series entertainingly presents a variety of influential Canadian lives. In this volume we find longtime Quebec premier Maurice Duplessis, explorer David Thompson, novelists Mazo de la Roche and Gabrielle Roy, and pioneer writer Susanna Moodie.

Quest Biography 35 Book Bundle

Shewas inthelatterstate when shewrote Alexandre Chenevert,2 withoutenthusiasm, as ifit werea detentionassignment atschool. She pushed herself by gruelling effort to finish the novel, but thistime, in contrast towhat she'd hoped for from ...

Author: Judith Fitzgerald

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 1459728343

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 6656

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This special bundle contains the first thirty-five books in the Quest Biography series, which profiles the lives of Canadians who have had a profound effect on their country and the world. Some of these figures are truly famous, while others were quietly influential. Among the wide variety of people we meet are: prime ministers (Mackenzie King, Macdonald, Laurier, and more); artists (Emily Carr, Tom Thomson); explorers (David Thompson, Samuel de Champlain), politicians (René Lévesque, Joey Smallwood), writers (Robertson Davies, Gabrielle Roy), entertainers (Emma Albani, Mary Pickford), activists (Nellie McClung, Louis Riel, Harriet Tubman), and many, many more. Let this series be your primer on the greatest figures in Canadian history. Includes Emma Albani Emily Carr George Grant Jacques Plante John Diefenbaker John Franklin Phyllis Munday Wilfrid Laurier William Lyon Mackenzie King René Lévesque Samuel de Champlain John Grierson Lucille Teasdale Maurice Duplessis David Thompson Mazo de la Roche Susanna Moodie Gabrielle Roy Louis Riel James Wilson Morrice Vilhjalmur Stefansson Robertson Davies James Douglas William C. Van Horne George Simpson Tom Thomson Simon Girty Mary Pickford Harriet Tubman Laura Secord Joey Smallwood Prince Edward, Duke of Kent John A. Macdonald Marshall McLuhan

Scholars Missionaries and Counter Imperialists

The family of Alexandre Chenevert (1954) is also unhealthy, yet in this novel poverty and slum environment are not solely to blame. His father is remembered as “maladif,” his mother had a bad heart, and two sisters died young (ch. 8).

Author: Andrew C. Holman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000546349

Category: History

Page: 270

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For more than half a century, the field of Canadian Studies has attracted North American scholars of the highest caliber to examine Canada: its distinctive social makeup, its fascinating colonial and postcolonial history, its intriguing literature, its political structure, and its changing place in the world. Scholars, Missionaries, and Counter-Imperialists: The American Review of Canadian Studies, 1971–2021 traces the birth and growth of that field by reproducing 15 exemplary articles published in the pages of that journal from its establishment until the present day. For five decades, the American Review of Canadian Studies (ARCS) acted as a bellwether for the field, revealing its strengths, projecting new directions and inquiries, and reflecting the changing topics and methods that scholars used to study Canada. This book captures the history of that field in one robust volume. Carefully selected by the co-editors of ARCS, the chapters in this edited volume are prefaced by an introductory essay that assesses the accomplishments of the field and brief chapter introductions that place them into context.

Equivocal City

The question of what Alexandre might do in his spare time, other than read more newspapers, is never asked. ... Nevertheless, the absence of any narrative comment is another way Alexandre Chenevert differs from Bonheur d'occasion.

Author: Patrick Coleman

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773555692

Category: Literary Criticism

Page:

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The study of Montreal as a specific location in French and English writings has long been subordinated to the demands of linguistically divided and politically contentious narratives about national development. In this cross-linguistic study, Patrick Coleman models an inclusive and post-national literary history of the city itself. Tracing a sequence of moments in the emergence of the Montreal novel from World War II to the turbulent 1960s, Equivocal City offers close readings of fourteen key works of fiction, focusing on the inner dynamic of their construction as well as the unexpected convergences and contrasts in the narrative structures they adopt and the aesthetic perspective they seek to achieve. Critically sophisticated but accessibly written, this book gives a sympathetic account of how writers in both languages struggled to give integrated artistic expression to their experience of a city that was still linguistically compartmentalized and culturally insecure. By analyzing the interplay between story and narrative form, the book explores what French and English novelists could – and could not – imagine about the Montreal they sought to portray. From the responsible realism of Hugh MacLennan and Gabrielle Roy to the fractious phantasmagorias of Jacques Ferron and Leonard Cohen, Equivocal City traces the evolution of the Montreal novel with the aim of retrieving a shareable literary past.