By Jeffrey M. Heath
Profiles in Canadian Literature is a wide-ranging sequence of essays on Canadian authors. each one profile acquaints the reader with the writer's paintings, offering perception into topics, ideas, and distinct features, in addition to a chronology of the author's lifestyles. ultimately, there's a bibliography of fundamental works and feedback that means avenues for additional research. "I comprehend of no higher creation to those writers, and the stories in query are choked with simple info now not without problems available elsewhere." -U of T Quarterly
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L'art de tuer les enfants" [review of Serge d'entre les morts}, La Presse, 29 mai 1976, p. E 3. "Une autre chronique de ce temps" [review of Corridors], La Presse, 26 juin 1976, p. C4. Merivale, Patricia. "Gilbert La Rocque", in Canadian Writers Since 1960. Vol. 60 of Dictionary of Literary Biography. Detroit: Bruccoli Clark Layman, 1987, pp. 172-74. Ouellette-Michalska, Madeleine. "Un livre qui envote et derange" [review of LesMasques],LeDevoir, 17 Janvier 1981, p. 19. Piette, Alain. "Focalisation, voyeurisme et sc6ne originaire dans Serge d'entre les morts", Voix et Images, XII, 2 (printemps 1987), 497-511.
This form is 35 extremely well suited to the plot since Serge does in fact undertake to solve the puzzle of his past, to examine past words and deeds of friends and family members in order to find the path leading to his future. As Serge says in the opening lines of the novel: But I knew ... it had taken place and lasted through my memory's short circuits and the fluctuations of my consciousness, it transformed itself into words that I released as the things and souls and all of life's secret movements took hold of me and then little by little left me, as my estrangement led me progressively to a form of oblivion or of absence in which I would not be well served by knowing anything and in which everything would be said once and for all, yes, I knew it outwardly as well as inwardly, and I knew that this time I would not talk about dreadful Montreal, although ever present, nor of the distressed swarming of anonymous insects living their long collective agony under the tons and tons of asphalt and brick .
Is appointed literary director of Editions QufibecAm6rique, and founds the series "Literature d'Am&ique" in which fifty titles appear over the next six years by authors from Quebec, English Canada, the United States, and South America. Publishes Le Refuge. Publishes Les Masques, for which he is awarded the Prix Canada-Suisse and the Grand Prix du Journal de Montreal. Is elected Grand Montr6alais de 1'Avenir for his contribution to Qu6bec literature. Publishes Le Passager, dies suddenly on November 26 of a cerebral hemorrhage; is survived by his wife, Muriel Ross, a daughter, Catherine, and a son, S6bastien.