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By: Louis Hémon
Published By: Double9 Books
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Louis Hémon published a collection of short stories titled "Itinéraires". Posthumously, the novel was released in 1913, one year after Hémon's passing. The stories in the collection examine themes of cultural identification, displacement, and the difficulties of adjusting to a new nation and reflect Hémon's experiences as an immigrant in Canada. In "Maria Chapdelaine," one of the most well-known stories in the collection, a young woman living in rural Quebec and her connections with three suitors, each of whom represents a different facet of Quebec culture, are described. In other stories in the collection, similar themes are explored. For example, "Frappe à la porte" tells the tale of a French immigrant family struggling to survive in Canada, and "Un Canadien errant" follows the travels of a young Canadian musician as he looks for his identity and place in the world.

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Louis Hémon

A French author named Louis Hémon is best known for his book "Maria Chapdelaine." He was born in Brest, France, in 1880, and before pursuing a career in media, he pursued a legal education. He moved to Canada in 1911, where he worked as a farmhand, a lumberjack, and a journalist for several publications. The experiences Hémon had while living in Canada gave him a wealth of material for his writing, and he developed a strong interest in learning more about the lives of regular people in rural Quebec. He wrote "Maria Chapdelaine" while residing in a logging camp in the Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean area, and the book's realistic portrayal of country life in Quebec rapidly established it as a masterpiece of Canadian literature. Tragically, Hémon passed away at the age of 31 in a train accident just one year after arriving in Canada. 

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Double 9 Books
  • Publishing Year: 2023
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 32 Pages
  • ISBN-10: 9358715111
  • ISBN-13: 9789358715118
  • Item Weight: 38.4g
  • Dimension : 216 x 140 x 2.31 mm
  • Country of Origin : India
  • Reading age : 10+
  • Importer: Double 9 Books
  • Packer: Double 9 Books
  • Book Type : Literary Criticism / European / French,Juvenile Fiction / People & Places / Canada / Native Canadian,Fiction / General