Insights into Poland's political struggles under Communist domination.
Le nom d’Yves Thériault évoque immanquablement le romancier des minorités, l’auteur d’Agaguk, d’Aaron et d’Ashini. On oublie facilement que Thériault était aussi un romancier « populaire », un scripteur radiophonique prolifique et, par-dessus tout, un homme pour qui l’écriture était d’abord un métier et qui a tenté d’améliorer les conditions de production de la littérature québécoise. L’analyse de sa situation dans l’institution et de ses rapports souvent conflictuels avec cette dernière permet de mettre en évidence certains aspects moins connus de sa carrière et d’éclairer d’un jour nouveau sa production littéraire et populaire.
Yves Theriault is mostly known as the author of Aaron, Ashini and Agaguk, novels depicting the life of three minority groups (the Jewish community in Montreal, the Montagnais Indians and the Inuits). In fact, he was a prolific writer who published numerous other novels, essays, short stories, and children’s books. To earn a living, he also led a parallel career as a popular writer, producing hundreds of dramas and sketches for the radio and publishing dime novels anonymously. A self-taught writer without a formal education, he always had a very tense relationship with the Quebec literary circles and academia. The critics were suspicious of his productivity and his recognition as a major Canadian writer was delayed accordingly. This study first looks at the relationship between the author and the literary establishment from 1940 to 1980. Then it analyzes how Theriault uses the same material in his literary and popular works, transforming and adapting it for different audiences and mediums.
Sandra M. Schneiders
Ishimoto Shidzue and Barbara Molony
The life story of Japan's leading advocate of birth control, and one of her leading feminists. Well known in this country through her extensive lecture tour several years ago. It is a rather tragic story. First a girlhood, in a conventional high class family. Then her marriage to a modern foreign-schooled Japanese, who insisted on her learning to make her own way. And then -- when she had followed in the path he made, and tried her wings, he becomes a reactionary, and refuses to treat her as an equal, or to accept her departure from the traditional. A very interesting picture of Japan in the threes of discarding and taking on, of the coming of suffrage, of the development of women's rights, and of the background of culture and tradition and tabus. Your market is a woman's market -- those who liked the Sugimoto to books -- those interested in various phases of the feminist movement.
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