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Marie-Claire Blais (1939–2021)

Author of A Season in the Life of Emmanuel

Includes the names: Marie Blais, Marie C. Blais, Blais Marie-Claire

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Marie Claire Blais, 1939 - French-Canadian writer Marie Claire Blais was born in 1939. Her first published novel, "La Belle Bete" (1959; Mad Shadows, 1960), was received with mixed reviews. It tells the story of a family in her native Quebec Province that is shut off from other people and love. Blais has also written plays and poetry and used poetic techniques in the novella "Le Jour est Noir" (1962; The Day is Dark, 1967). Her best known novel, "Une Saison dans la Vie d'Emmanuel" (1965; A Season in the Life of Emmanuel, 1966), won France's Prix Medicis and tells the bleak story of people trapped in their worn degraded, poverty-stricken worlds. (Bowker Author Biography)
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A Season in the Life of Emmanuel 168 copies, 4 reviews
Mad Shadows 141 copies, 3 reviews
Soifs 47 copies
St. Lawrence Blues 43 copies, 1 review
Tete Blanche 23 copies
The Wolf 18 copies
Durer's Angel 13 copies
Literary Affair 13 copies
Surfacing (Afterword, some editions) 4,028 copies, 98 reviews
From Ink Lake: Canadian Stories (Contributor) 120 copies
The Oxford Book of French-Canadian Short Stories (Introduction) 7 copies, 1 review
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