The Manuscripts of Pauline Archange

The Manuscripts of Pauline Archange

by Marie-Claire Blais
     
 


Pauline tells her personal story of growing up through paradoxes and insights that blend social, religious, and moral textures. Her world is populated by people who turn to violence or sink into quiet despair—it is a world damned. Pauline, her family, schoolmates, teachers, and friends are driven by tempestuous individual imperatives and the social… See more details below

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Pauline tells her personal story of growing up through paradoxes and insights that blend social, religious, and moral textures. Her world is populated by people who turn to violence or sink into quiet despair—it is a world damned. Pauline, her family, schoolmates, teachers, and friends are driven by tempestuous individual imperatives and the social deprivation they encounter. Full of satire, fantasy, energy, and lyricism, this chronicle portrays a reality that neither poetry, nor dreams, nor Pauline’s fantasies can weaken.

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“Unbelievably brilliant.”  —Times Literary Supplement

“Lightning on the literary landscape.”  —Saturday Night

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ISBN-13:
9781550961317
Publisher:
Exile Editions
Publication date:
02/25/2010
Series:
Exile Classics Series
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.90(d)

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“Unbelievably brilliant.”  —Times Literary Supplement

“Lightning on the literary landscape.”  —Saturday Night

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