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The Collected Stage Drama of Marie-Claire Blais

by Marie-Claire Blais, translated by Nigel Spencer

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Best known as the most important voice in Quobcois fiction of the last fifty years, Marie-Claire Blais is also an accomplished playwright. Her works have been performed in French on Radio-Canada, and on the stages of Montreal and Quebec City. In her stage plays, as with her radio plays and her fiction, Marie-Claire Blais works from a post-religious world view, but with the structures of religion in place; in short, she is a contemporary Dante, writing about good and evil in a civil context. Her characters, however, are more than just symbols; they are real people, struggling with moral dilemmas. In the novel, A Season in the Life of Emmanuel, Blais wrote from the point of view of a child under a table; the point of view itself was a metaphor for the society in which she found herself in the late 1950s and early 1960s, just prior to Quebec_s Quiet Revolution. The plays included in this edition are evidence of Blais_ great talent when brought to bear on the theatre, especially in the plays The Execution, Desire, and Envy.

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Marie-Claire Blais is the internationally revered author of more than twenty-five books, many of which have been published around the world. In addition to the Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction, which she has won four times, Blais has been awarded the Gilles-Corbeil Prize, the Médicis Prize, the Molson Prize, and Guggenheim Fellowships. She divides her time between Quebec and Florida.
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Marie-Claire Blais is the internationally revered author of more than twenty-five books, many of which have been published around the world. In addition to the Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction, which she has won four times, Blais has been awarded the Gilles-Corbeil Prize, the Médicis Prize, the Molson Prize, and Guggenheim Fellowships. She divides her time between Quebec and Florida.
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Marie-Claire Blais is, arguably, the most important writer of her generation. She is a three-time winner of the Governor General's Literary Award for fiction, and she has also won the Ordre National du Qubec (1995); the Chevalier, Ordre Des Lettres, Minist re de la Culture (Paris, France, 1999); the Prix Athanase-David; the Prix Mdicis; a Guggenheim Fellowship; and the Molson Prize of the Canada Council for the Arts. She lives in Montreal and Florida.

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