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André Major

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(b. 1942).

Born in Montreal, he early became interested in separatist politics and was expelled from the Collège des Eudistes for his writings in leftist student publications. He...

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Bonheur d'occasion

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(1945).

This first novel by Gabrielle Roy was the first Canadian work to win a major French literary prize (the Prix Fémina); it has been translated into nine languages. In ...

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Claude Jasmin

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(b. 1930).

Born in Montreal, he studied at the Collège Grasset and the École des arts appliqués. He has been a ceramist, actor, art teacher and critic, a television designer ...

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Éloi De Grandmont

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(1921–70).

Born in Baie du Febvre, Quebec, he attended classical college in Nicolet and studied art at L'École des Beaux-Arts de Montréal, the Sorbonne, and L'École du Louvre. He...

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Émile Coderre

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(1893–1970).

Coderre, who wrote under the pseudonym ‘Jean Narrache’, was born in Montreal and orphaned at an early age. He was educated at the Séminaire de Nicolet (1904–12) and...

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François Charron

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(b. 1952).

Born in Longueuil, Quebec, he began writing poetry in his teens; in 1975 he became interested in painting and has had several exhibitions. A member of the editorial ...

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Gaston Miron

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(1928–96).

Born in Sainte-Agathe-des-Monts, Quebec, he attended the Collège des Frères du Sacré-Coeur until 1946; the following year he went to Montreal, where he worked at various...

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Gérald Godin

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(1938–94).

Born in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, he dropped out of school to work as a proof-reader for the newspaper Le Nouvelliste. Later he was employed as a reporter for Le Nouveau...

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Jacques Godbout

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(b. 1933).

Born in Montreal, Quebec, he studied under the Jesuits at Collège Brébeuf. After obtaining an M.A. in French literature from the Université de Montréal in 1954 (with a...

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Jacques Renaud

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(b. 1943).

Canadian novelist who, in Le Cassé (1964), produced the first creative work in prose to use joual extensively. It is a tale of a pointless, violent murder which ...

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