Post Tagged with: "Hubert Aquin"

Interview with Charles Quimper

Interview with Charles Quimper

“It’s the first words, the opening lines that grab my attention. They have to land, leave their mark.”

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Interview with Karen I. Ocaña

Interview with Karen I. Ocaña

“Perhaps the most enduring quality of Quebec literature is its preoccupation with identity.”

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Interview with Marc Charron

Interview with Marc Charron

“I would have to admit that two words come to mind: schizophrenic and melancholic. Surely not very positive terms, but then good literature is seldom about sanity and happiness, right?”

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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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