La Scouine has 80 ratings and 6 reviews. LA SCOUINE est le surnom donné à l’ une des filles de l’habitant Urgèle Deschamps, et c’est autour de ce personna. La Scouine has 80 ratings and 6 reviews. Julie said: Une oeuvre étonnante qui devrait provoquer la jalousie de plusieurs de nos contemporains par l’audac. De à , Albert Laberge fut chroniqueur sportif au journal La Presse à Montréal. Mais il y fut aussi, simultanément, critique d’art. Membre de l’.

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La Scouine by Albert Laberge

The isolation and the Rabelaisian excesses of the wake make the collective alienation of the village overwhelming. Two examples substantiate this difference. The distorting scouihe oppressive effect of La Scouine depends a great deal upon the description of repulsive physical characteristics.

All of these scouins are characteristic of a community radically estranged from humanizing conventions and values. Pascale rated it really liked it Aug 13, And fornot just Quebec but anywhere, it is indeed bracingly unsentimental, squalidly unromantic, and gleefully impious.

There is also a cohesion within and among these works which results from the ways in which each expresses what Jean LeMoyne evokes as the anguish of a life-denying religious dogma:. Corallia rated it liked it Sep 19, Peggy rated it liked it Nov 08, Oxford University Press,p. Return to Book Page.


Dissociated from a normal productive cycle, the land becomes a place where neither crops nor men flourish, but are stunted, abused and misshapen. Editions HMH,p.

Kiev rated it liked it Oct 13, Open Preview See a Problem? In one sense, such description is caricature which emphasizes the extreme ignorance of the inhabitants of Saint-Joseph, but in an equally important way, it is suggestive of their day-to-day diminished existence.

Le Cercle du Livre de France,p. In the novel’s beautiful simplicity of language and structure, Maria becomes the Holy Mother of Quebec, the symbolic vessel of salvation to whom the annunciatory voices speak:.

La Scouine

The description of the land is coloured by recurring pathological images, which suggest disease and death: Sandra rated it liked it Jan 15, Finally, it is the castrator Baptiste Bagon, most alienated from life, who is most physically hideous:.

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The literary structure creating and issuing from such a perspective was, of course, romance, the pattern involving the scohine drama of representative characterization, conflict, affirmative resolution.


Sandra rated it liked it Jan 15, Jeanne Simoneau rated it really liked it Jan 24, Trivia About La Scouine.

In fact, Gaston Boucher is an emblem of the world of the novel:. The irony which marks this kind of brutalized characterization and this kind of prosperity is distinguished to a considerable degree by the grotesque.

Luc Bourbonnais rated it liked it Jul 13, No trivia or quizzes yet. Les Editions de I’Actuelle,p. Julie Brunet rated it liked it Feb 29, Return to Book Page. If, unlike Laberge, Lemelin shares with writers like Maupassant a talent for satiric, dark scouihe, the context of that comedy rests in a literary tradition which Albert Laberge was the first to appropriate imaginatively lq the fiction of French Canada. No trivia or quizzes yet. Bernard Grasset, ; p.