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Tete Blanche (New Canadian Library)

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Tête Blanche is the brilliant second novel that confirmed the talent of Marie-Claire Blais, a talent which burst upon Quebec's, and the world's, literary landscape with stunning impact when 'Mad Shadows' ('La Belle Bête') was published in the late fifties. Heralding the full-blown genius of works such as 'A Season in the Life of Emmanuel' and 'David Sterne,' Tête Blanche t ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 136 pages
Published January 1st 1974 by New Canadian Library (first published January 1st 1969)
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publié en 1960

Deuxième roman de l'auteure.

Thème: enfance meurtrie.

Résumé: La vie d'Évans (Tête blanche) de l'âge de 10 à 15 ans, alors qu'il est pensionnaire en institution pour orphelins ou garçons abandonnés.

Plongée dans le psychisme de l'adolescent. Irréel quant aux réflexions attribuées à un garçon de cet âge (amour, Dieu, vie). Sombre sans aucun humour. Les enfants sont abandonnés par les adultes et doivent non seulement les subir, mais les supporter pour les aider à vivre. La seule porte
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Tête Blanche by Marie-Claire Blais (New Canadian Library 1974)

A precocious young man, nicknamed Tête Blanche for his white hair, is sent to boarding school while his parents divorce. He dislikes his father and assumes his mother’s neglect is due to her narcissism, but in actuality she is dying. While in the boarding school, Tête Blanche confronts the nature of good and evil. In much of her work, Quebec’s Blais is never far from the deep end of the pool, and even her adolescent characters suffer
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story of a little boy growing up with a indifferent mother and cruelty that he does to others.
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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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