Anne Hébert


Born
in Sainte-Catherine-de-Fossambault, Canada
August 01, 1916

Died
January 22, 2000

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Anne Hébert was born on August 1, 1916 in Sainte-Catherine-de-Fossambault, a small village 40 kilometers from Québec city. Born into a well-respected Québec family, whose ancestors included some of the earliest settlers of New France, Hébert was encouraged in her literary endeavours by her cousin, the poet Hector de Saint-Denis Garneau. The greatest influence on her writing, however, was undoubtedly her father Maurice Hébert, a part-time literary critic who worked for the Québec government. He fostered her desire to write and, through his guidance, provided her with a solid literary education. Having begun writing poems, stories, and plays at a very young age, Anne Hébert found her work being published in a variety of periodicals by the tim ...more

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“I clap my hands together. (Where do I get the strength, the burst of energy?) To chase away the ghosts. Dispel my fears. Arrange the dream. Maintain a kind of balance”
Anne Hébert, Kamouraska

“That’s what it means to be out of your mind. To let yourself be carried away by a dream. To give it room, let it grow wild and thick, until it overruns you.”
Anne Hébert, Kamouraska

“Ici, je me cache quand je veux. Je puis me cacher des jours et des jours, sans qu’on sache si j’existe ou non, et, sans que je le sache bien moi-même. Je m’enferme là-haut. Je lis, je dors, je rêve. Je ne bouge plus.”
Anne Hébert, Le Temps Sauvage ; Suivi De La Mercière Assassinée ; Et Les Invités Au Procès

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