Marie-Claire Blais dies, emblematic writer of Canadian literature

The novelist and Canadian poet Marie-Claire Blais, who received the Medici Award in 1966 for a season in Emanuel's life, has died on Tuesday at the age of 82,

Marie-Claire Blais dies, emblematic writer of Canadian literature

The novelist and Canadian poet Marie-Claire Blais, who received the Medici Award in 1966 for a season in Emanuel's life, has died on Tuesday at the age of 82, according to the Goodwin Agency on Facebook.

"With deep sadness we have known the death of Marie-Claire Blais today, November 30, at Key West (Florida), where he had established his residence for many years," said the agency, which represented it.

Born in Quebec in 1939, the writer was one of the emblematic figures of contemporary Québec literature.

With a race of more than 60, Marie-Claire Blais "not only left a deep trace in Québec and Canadian literature, but also stood at the forefront of the French writers of his generation," says the editions of Le Boéal. , Quebec's house that has published all his work.

The Canadian author wrote novels, essays, plays and collections of poetry, lending "special attention to marginal beings, degraded, rejected", according to the same source.

He won numerous literary prizes, including the French language prize for his first novel, Belle Bête, who published at age 20.

In 1983, this woman of letters received the French Academy Award for "Visions of Anna" and obtained, in 2002, the Prince Pierre de Monaco Literary Foundation award for the whole of his work.

"MY MORE STEEL TRANSMENT TO ALL THE ALLEDS OF THIS GREAT AUTHOR. A season in Emanuel's life was one of the first novels I read," Quebec's prime minister François Legault said on Twitter.

Date Of Update: 08 December 2021, 10:04

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