Peter Noble

Beware the Stranger. The Survenant in the Quebec Novel

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    Edité par Peter Noble
    Editeur Rodopi - Brill
    Distributeur Editions de Boccard

    The stranger (survenant) represents an important theme in Quebec literature of the second half of the twentieth century. This book analyses the role of the survenant in five major novels dating from 1945 to 1992 and shows how the theme is constantly reworked and revitalised by the authors selected. The arrival of a survenant in a community brings to the surface the conflicts and tensions which had been latent. The consequences can be tragic for all concerned. At the least the community is changed forever. This is the first study of the way in which different Quebecois authors treat the survenant and should be of interest to all students of Quebec literature and culture.

    Preface From coureur de bois to survenant The Idea of the survenant Le Survenant; Germaine Guèvremont Poussière sur la ville; André Langevin Le Libraire; Gerard Bessette Les Fous de Bassan; Anne Hébert Cowboy; Louis Hamelin Conclusion Select Bibliography

    Book Broché
    Nbr Pages Arabes 121
    Collection Chiasma
    ISBN 13 978-90-420-0913-4
    Type Name