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Blais, Marie Claire

Overview
Works: 276 works in 1,599 publications in 9 languages and 18,819 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Bibliography  Drama  Novels  Domestic fiction  Biography 
Roles: Author, Author of introduction, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PQ3919.B6, 843
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A season in the life of Emmanuel by Marie-Claire Blais( Book )

175 editions published between 1965 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,802 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rǐmpression d'un roman paru en 1965. Une vision sombre, ťrange et personnelle. La vie et les pensěs d'un jeune hřos "qui n'est qu'intelligence et sensibilit"̌, rv̌olte et dšir d'innocence. Une grande oeuvre de tendance rǎliste, centrě sur la vie d'une famille qub̌čoise pauvre que domine une grand-mr̈e toute puissante. Prix Mďicis 1966. Prix France-Canada de la mm̊e anně. [SDM]
Mad shadows by Marie-Claire Blais( Book )

95 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A harrowing pathology of the soul, Mad Shadows centres on a family group: Patrice, the beautiful and narcissistic son; his ugly and malicious sister, Isabelle-Marie; and Louise, their vain and uncomprehending mother. These characters inhabit an amoral universe where beauty reflects no truth and love is an empty delusion. Each character is ultimately annihilated by their own obsessions. Acclaimed and reviled when it exploded on the Quebec literary scene in 1959, Mad Shadows initiated a new era in Quebec fiction. From the Paperback edition
St. Lawrence blues : a novel by Marie-Claire Blais( Book )

53 editions published between 1973 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ce roman est moins introspectif que les précédents; l'auteure y a intégré des faits de l'actualité. Il est écrit dans une langue intermédiaire issue d'un croisement entre le joual et le "bon français". Marie-Claire Blais a voulé écrire le roman du Montréal prolétarien et marginal, mais en fait elle utilise presque les mêmes variables psychologiques et sociales que dans ses écrits précédents. Traduction de la préface de l'édition en langue anglaise, p. 7-16. Selon M. Atwood, ce "récit frénétique" et satirique a pour sujet la culture québécoise qui se moque d'elle-même, "comme il sied à une culture colonisée."
Deaf to the city by Marie-Claire Blais( Book )

45 editions published between 1979 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 807 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De lecture plutôt difficile, ce roman exigeant a deux caractéristiques principales: le temps y est aboli et "les déplacements de perspective dans le discours" sont très nombreux. Dans un bon article, Mélançon décrit l'ouvrage comme une sorte de gravitation des thèmes (le suicide, la fuite, le voyage, la philosophie, etc.) "dans un espace où tout arrive à la fois". Pour Réginald Martel, "dans un même mouvement très vaste, dont le lyrisme n'est pas du tout artificiel, M.-C. Blais renouvelle en partie son univers romanesque et peut-être bien son écriture."
Tête Blanche by Marie-Claire Blais( Book )

51 editions published between 1960 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wolf by Marie-Claire Blais( Book )

39 editions published between 1972 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Texte nu. Illustration de couverture maniřě. Dixim̈e roman de Marie-Claire Blais. "Je veux parler dans ce rčit de l'amour des garȯns pour les hommes, des hommes pour les garȯns" dčlare Sb̌astien, principal personnage du ##Loup##, bien dčrit par Gilles Cossette en "jeune homme pervers qui mďite sur ses conqut̊es". Ce hřos au "lourd pass ̌sensuel" croit ̉l'amour; sa tension vers la charit ̌m̌eut le lecteur. Selon toute vraisemblance, l'auteure a voulu illustrer l'aspect amoral de toute passion, et non pas celui de la seule homosexualit.̌ Selon Gilles Cossette, ce rčit de facture classique a "une aridit ̌de thǒrm̈e". L'ďition Stank ̌de 1980 (SDM 8100752) proposait un choix de critiques de cinq pages. Il est ici rďuit ̉trois extraits, aucun n'ťant sign ̌d'un Qub̌čois francophone. [SDM]
A literary affair by Marie-Claire Blais( Book )

44 editions published between 1975 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un roman d'éducation où un jeune écrivain québécois, épris de culture, part à la découverte de Paris. C'est une ville mondaine et superficielle qui se donne d'abord à lui, dans la première partie du livre, avant que ne lui apparaisse l'autre visage de la réalité française, qui lui apprendra à délaisser son esthétisme de surface pour s'attacher davantage à ses racines québécoises. On a parlé, à propos de ce roman, de pastiche proustien et de satire des milieux parisiens; sans doute faut-il tenir compte aussi, avec François Ricard qui donne à cette oeuvre une excellente "Postface critique", de la "dimension ironique" profonde de ce livre et résister à la tentation de la réduire à un message univoque. Au total, une réussite moyenne pour Marie-Claire Blais
Les nuits de l'Underground : roman by Marie-Claire Blais( Book )

26 editions published between 1978 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Night after night through the winter, in a club called The Underground, Genevieve and her friends live out their loves and their tragedies, apart from the day-to-day life of the city. Genevieve is a sculptor. Her idealistic love for a doctor cannot be returned but then she meets a new lover to whom she is able to give a new optimism and will to live. Genevieve, her lover, and her friends emerge from the dark winter into the spring sunshine. This novel, a best seller in its French edition, is rich in character and emotion. The quiet melancholy of Genevieve's story is set against the lively, racy humor of her friends. The book has a vitality and optimism that will delight admirers of Marie-Claire Blais and bring her a wide new audience.--Adapted from back cover
The manuscripts of Pauline Archange; a novel by Marie-Claire Blais( Book )

18 editions published between 1968 and 2009 in English and French and held by 460 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These festive nights by Marie-Claire Blais( Book )

32 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An apocalyptic sensibility and stirring prose offer a vision of the consequences of humanity's tolerance of injustice and suffering in this celebrated novel. On the shores of the Gulf of Mexico during the last days of the 20th century, Renata and a host of personalities including artists, children, young men dying of AIDS, and refugees converge to celebrate a baby's birth and the turn of the millennium. Separate worlds of great wealth and extreme poverty intermingle on this island to reveal the challenges of life in the modern age."
David Sterne by Marie-Claire Blais( Book )

32 editions published between 1967 and 1999 in 4 languages and held by 415 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novelle over een prostitué annex dief in de onderwereld van een moderne stad
Manuscrits de Pauline Archange by Marie-Claire Blais( Book )

41 editions published between 1968 and 1991 in 3 languages and held by 402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiographie lyrique en trois volets, respectivement parus en 1968, 1969 et 1970. Le lecteur assiste à l'enfance, puis à "l'enterrement", enfin à la résurrection de Pauline Archange, fille de la misère et d'un monde oublié de Dieu et des hommes, qui quitte couvent et famille pour voler de ses propres ailes. Pas d'appareil critique. Seulement trois brefs extraits critiques. Prix du gouverneur général, section romans, 1968
The execution by Marie-Claire Blais( Book )

19 editions published between 1968 and 1976 in French and English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Execution is Marie-Claire Blais" only play for the stage. Set in a boarding school, it is the story of two schoolboys who plot the murder of one their classmates and enact the crime. As a play, it is a study of innocence, evil, and complicity, themes well-known to readers of Mille. Blais' fiction"--P. [4] of cover
The fugitive by Marie-Claire Blais( Book )

35 editions published between 1966 and 1992 in French and English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The angel of solitude by Marie-Claire Blais( Book )

16 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in 3 languages and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sur une île au large de la Floride, des femmes - peintres, actrices, romancières, professeures d'université - s'observent, se jalousent et sombrent souvent dans la solitude pour avoir tenté vainement de se comprendre. Comme le constate R. de Ceccaty, même si l'auteure varie peu ses sujets (le monde de l'homosexualité et celui des déshérités), elle a inventé un ton, un style romanesque qu'elle approfondit depuis trente ans et dont les principaux éléments sont la description impersonnelle et l'analyse monologuée
Visions d'Anna, ou, Le vertige : roman by Marie-Claire Blais( Book )

23 editions published between 1982 and 1990 in French and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soliloque obsessionnel et qut̊e intřiorisě. Roman consacr ̌ ̉deux gňřations assez proches. Les parents ont connu, il n'y a pas longtemps, les problm̈es qui agitent et pertubent leurs adolescents, de 13 ̉18 ans. Ces fils de bourgeois, vulnřables, qui ont "toutes les chances" vont quand mm̊e ̉la dřive, les uns se droguent, les autres s'isolent, se dšespr̈ent, "s'absentent". Ils sont tous angoissš et tentent d'čhapper ̉la rumeur de guerre et de meurtre. Selon Marie-Claire Blais (##Book club##, 14 mai 1982) certains de ces jeunes, qui accusent et reflẗent notre sociť, ̌ "s'v̌eilleront aux autres". Le ton gňřal reste cependant celui d'une certaine apocalypse; car que peut une dissidence fondě sur une passive diffřence? Un roman psalmodi ̌qui, comme l'črit R. Martel, n'est pas "sans faiblesses"; il comporte mm̊e des incorrections (vocabulaire, ponctuation, etc.). [SDM]
Rebecca, born in the maelstrom by Marie-Claire Blais( Book )

15 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in French and English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With this astounding fourth novel in her ongoing series of contemporary masterpieces (These Festive Nights, Thunder and Light, Augustino and the Choir of Destruction, and Rebecca, Born in the Maelstrom), Marie-Claire Blais invites us again to enter a complex circle of unforgettable characters. But this time, the tone is different: Blais' writing has acquired a new, buoyant, electrifying rhythm -- a rhythm some critics have described as the heartbeat of the world. As we follow a central character named Rebecca, the voice in the novel becomes the voice of the world inventing itself, and the future playing itself out. As the GG jury wrote, this breathtaking paroxysm of a novel turns any commonly held vision of the world upside down. Blais' transcendent prose illuminates her characters with an extraordinary light. Nigel Spencer is Marie-Claire Blais' long-time translator and a Governor General's Award winner for his work on this series of books. He gives us Blais' singular vision in supple English prose that is as transcendent and nuanced as the original French
Sommeil d'hiver by Marie-Claire Blais( Book )

18 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in French and English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recueil de quatre textes dramatiques (L'exil - Fantôme d'une voix - Fièvre - Un couple) précédés d'une pièce de théâtre qui donne son titre au livre. Principaux thèmes: la beauté et la mort, la menace du silence, la solitude, la création, l'amour, la liberté et l'oppression
Mai at the predators' ball by Marie-Claire Blais( Book )

18 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mai is an unusually perceptive young woman whose uncensored observations on femininity and youth, freedom and constraint belie her age. And, in the Porte du Baiser Saloon, we meet a group of boys who adorn themselves in colourful dresses and wigs before they take to the stage to sing and dance every evening after darkness falls
Veiled countries ; Lives by Marie-Claire Blais( Book )

5 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and held by 38 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Blais Marie-Claire

Blais, Marie-Claire 1939-

Marie-Claire Blais Canadees toneelschrijfster

Marie-Claire Blais Canadian writer

Marie-Claire Blais escritora canadiense

Marie-Claire Blais kanadische Schriftstellerin

Marie-Claire Blais scrittrice canadese

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Mad shadowsDeaf to the cityThe wolfLes nuits de l'Underground : romanThe manuscripts of Pauline Archange; a novelThese festive nightsThe executionThe angel of solitude