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These Festive Nights (Soifs #1)

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Originally published in French under the title Soifs, critics around the world called this book a tour de force, comparing Blais with Virginia Woolf, Dante, Sophocles, and Shakespeare. This swirling, baroque fresco captures the mood of our apocalyptic age, rendering it in powerfully evocative prose.
Paperback, 304 pages
Published September 10th 1997 by House of Anansi Press (first published January 1st 1995)
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Quel roman extraordinaire d'une complexité étourdissante mais ô combien salvatrice! Marie-Claire Blais voit tout, note tout. Elle restitue avec le même doigté les grandes violences que les petites joies et les infimes douleurs.
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Quel roman extraordinaire d'une complexité étourdissante mais ô combien salvatrice! Marie-Claire Blais voit tout, note tout. Elle restitue avec le même doigté les grandes violences que les petites joies et les infimes douleurs.
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Marie-Claire Blais naît à Québec en 1939. Elle publie à l’âge de vingt ans un premier roman, La Belle Bête, dans lequel elle analyse avec une âpre lucidité les ressorts psychologiques d’une relation violente, pleine de haine et d’envie, entre une jeune femme trop laide et son frère, simple d’esprit mais si beau que l’on ne voit que lui. Cette violence, cette sauvagerie resteront présentes dans tou ...more
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