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Meet extraordinary women who dared to bring gender equality and other issues to the forefront. From overcoming oppression, to breaking rules, to reimagining the world or waging a rebellion, these women of history have a story to tell. In her youth she was encouraged to write by her father, who was a well-known poet and literary critic, and by her poet cousin, Hector de Saint-Denys Garneau.
It gave little indication of the powerful writer who was to emerge. During this period of her life, she also wrote for television, radio, and the theatre.
Her first book of prose, Le Torrent ; The Torrent , is a collection of violent stories centring on a young boy damaged by his brutal mother. It was followed by a second poetry collection, Le Tombeau des rois ; The Tomb of the Kings , which more clearly reveals her inner anguish and intensity of purpose. Quebec publishers became wary of her work, so aided by a gift from the Royal Society of Canada she moved to Paris to find a more sympathetic audience.
Her eight novels, six of which are set in the rural Quebec of her childhood, are psychological examinations of violence, rebellion, and the quest for personal freedom.
Perhaps her best work, Kamouraska ; Eng. The supernatural was a theme to which she would return. Heloise , for example, the protagonist is a vampire. She returned from France to reside in Montreal in This article was most recently revised and updated by Amy Tikkanen , Corrections Manager. Learn More in these related Britannica articles:.
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