The first major collection of French-Canadian short stories in translation, spanning a century and a half, this anthology offers twenty-two stories that will entertain, charm, and often disturb. At the same time they reveal the development of the French-Canadian short-story form, and present many of the leading writers of French Canada. The great range of subject and style–simple campfire yarns to sophisticated stories of urban life–will appear to a variety of readers. Many of the stories have been translated for the first time and some are presented in new translations commissioned for this anthology.
The Oxford Book of French-Canadian Short Stories includes an Editor’s Preface by Richard Teleky, where he notes that “French Canada’s best short stories have both reflected the major trends in Québécois fiction in general and extended its subject matter and stylistic range,” and an Introduction by Marie-Claire Blais.
Contributers: Aquin, Aubert de Gaspé (the younger), Bessette, Blais, Carrier, Dantin, Ferron, Fréchette, Grandbois, Hébert, Jasmin, Kattan, Laberge, Lemay, Lemelin, Maheux-Forcier, Maillet, Martin, Rinquet, Roy, Thériault, Tremblay.
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