Archive for July, 2014

An essay on Hubert Aquin

An essay on Hubert Aquin

The violent power of language and the way Aquin uses that to create his prose style is what most directly unites Next Episode and The Invention of Death. Unique may be an overused word, one which often comes with an unnecessary modifier, but Aquin is just that: unique, utterly mad, yet coherent. Aquin’s prose is a form of logorrhea that finds sense and beauty again and again.

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Interview with Robin Philpot

Interview with Robin Philpot

This is the second in a series of interviews with people who are closely involved with Quebec literature on a daily basis. In the future, we’ll talk to publishers, readers, bookstore owners, and translators to get a feel for today’s publishing scene in Quebec.

Robin Philpot founded publishing company Baraka Books in 2009 and is also an author. Baraka Books has published more than 30 books from Quebec, many of them translated from the French.

PETINF14-QuebecReads-Favicon-32x32Interview with Robin Philpot
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Interview with Dimitri Nasrallah

Interview with Dimitri Nasrallah

This is the first in a series of interviews with people who are closely involved with Quebec literature on a daily basis. In the future, we’ll talk to publishers, readers, bookstore owners, and translators to get a feel for today’s publishing scene in Quebec.

Dimitri Nasrallah is the fiction editor for Esplanade Books imprint, published by Véhicule Press, and the author of two award-winning novels.

PETINF14-QuebecReads-Favicon-32x32Interview with Dimitri Nasrallah
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