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Certain Difficulty of Being : Essays on the Quebec Novel.

Author/Creator:
Purdy, Anthony.
Publication:
Montreal : McGill-Queen's University Press, 1990.
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Subjects:
French-Canadian fiction -- History and criticism.
French literature.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
A Certain Difficulty of Being provides an English-speaking audience with an account of some of the most interesting narrative problems which mark the development of the Quebec novel. Anthony Purdy uses the tools of contemporary narratology to go beyond the more formal studies of the sixties and seventies. Why, he asks, are the narrators of the novels he studies telling the stories they tell, and why do they experience such difficulty in doing so ?.
Contents:
Intro
Contents
Acknowledgments
Foreword
1 "This is Not a Novel": The Rhetoric of Denial in Nineteenth-Century Quebec Novel Prefaces
2 Between Epic and Novel: The Crisis of Community in Félix-Antoine Savard's Menaud, maître-draveur
3 On the Outside Looking In: The Political Economy of Everyday Life in Gabrielle Roy's Bonheur d'occasion
4 Stopping the Kaleidoscope: Narrative Ambiguity in André Langevin's Poussiére sur la ville
5 The Politics of Incoherence: Narrative Failure and the Invention of History in Hubert Aquin's Prochain épisode
6 An Archaeology of the Self: Narrative Ventriloquism in Anne Hébert's Kamouraska
Afterword
Notes
Bibliography
Index
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Other format:
Print version: Purdy, Anthony Certain Difficulty of Being
ISBN:
9780773562561
9780773507708
OCLC:
929121047