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The Exile and the Sacred Travellers
     

The Exile and the Sacred Travellers

by Marie-Claire Blais, Nigel Spencer
 

This collection of nine short stories and a novella offers a fine introduction to the short fiction of Marie-Claire Blais. The stories range widely in setting and form, and take us from depictions of the dark period of the "Grande Noirceur" of pre-1960s QuŽbec to civil rights activism, and on to an explosive love triangle in Paris. The first English

Overview

This collection of nine short stories and a novella offers a fine introduction to the short fiction of Marie-Claire Blais. The stories range widely in setting and form, and take us from depictions of the dark period of the "Grande Noirceur" of pre-1960s QuŽbec to civil rights activism, and on to an explosive love triangle in Paris. The first English translation of many of these stories, with an illuminating introduction by Ronald B. Hatch.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780921870791
Publisher:
Ronsdale Press
Publication date:
11/16/2000
Pages:
166
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.30(d)

Meet the Author

Marie-Claire Blais is a defining figure in Canada&146;s literary landscape, with over 30 books to her credit, including La Belle Bete (Mad Shadows), published when she was twenty, Une Saison dans la vie d’Emmanuel (A Season in the Life of Emmanuel), which is now taught regularly in university and college courses, and Soifs (These Festive Nights), which won the Governor General’s Award in 1996.

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