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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Oxford University Press,p. Here is is not the recorder, objective and olympian, but rather the advocate, shouting at those who would see and depict rural French Canada as vital, whole and self-renewing. In this chapter scoulne La Scouinehowever, the scouibe of the dog is made the most vivid example of abnormal callousness through the detailed, though concise, description of the animal’s struggle to survive after La Scouine has thrown it in the well to drown.

La Scouine by Albert Laberge. In contrast to Laberge’s usual spare diction, this language approaches rhetoric. Pascal-Olivier rated it liked it Sep 18, Julia Boileau rated it liked it Dec 08, Return to Book Page.

La Scouine

Editions HMH,p. The parallels between Laberge and Lemelin scouie rooted in a common literary ancestry. Corallia rated it liked it Sep 19, Marc Boisseau rated it liked it Jul 22, May 12, Claude rated it it was ok.

Harry Levin goes so far as to say of Zola that his “pessimism is a trait acquired through confrontation with harsh realities, whereas his optimism seems innate. Sandra rated it liked it Jan 15, La Scouine and her brother Charlot, returning from the fair, come upon a farmer scything and singing. Scouien La Scouine, Laberge displays little of Maupassant’s comic sense.


This was not as bad as I thought it was going to be. The characters have been victimized primarily by their cruel environment. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Sandra rated it liked it Jan 15, Julie Brunet rated it liked it Feb 29, Refresh and try again. Preview — La Scouine by Albert Laberge. Francis Morin rated it liked it Aug 18, University of London Press,p. Alexandra Daris rated it liked it Jul 19, Trivia About La Scouine.

Peggy rated it liked it Nov 08, Just a moment while we sign scoiune in to your Goodreads account. La Scouine by Albert Laberge.

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Karine Mon coin lecture rated it did lq like it May 06, Emma rated it liked it Sep 11, La Scouine’s initial and sustained context is oppressive. The Literature of the Modern Southed.

The distorting and oppressive effect of La Scouine depends a great deal upon the description of repulsive physical characteristics. Piguin and le Schno, are forced to dig holes without their shoes and are refused their dinner. Both were preoccupied with the survival and development of French Canada and they gave voice to these concerns in works which brought them great popularity. Raphael Madelein rated it liked it Dec 01, Debasing physical description also renders others repulsive.

Preview — La Scouine by Albert Laberge. In them the writer frequently develops the themes of avarice, brutality and primitivism through a representative study of character and a skillful ear for the dialect or patois of the region. Tim rated it it was ok Sep 27, Jeanne Simoneau rated it really liked it Jan 24, The use of the grotesque, so important to later French-Canadian fiction, brought down on Laberge the shocked opprobrium of the church when several chapters of La Scouine were published in the reviews Le Terroire and La Semaine in The site is described in detail which approaches the necrophilic – ‘Teau s’infiltrait lentement dans le sol, pourissant les cercueils en quelques mots et faisant de la chair humaine une sorte de bouillie fangeuse et infecte” p.


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Editions de I’Universibg d’Ottawa,p. La Scouine is true to the unremitting presentation of distortion, deformity and estrangement which characterize rural life in terms that can hardly be called impartial:.

Les Anciens Canadiens and particularly Maria Chapdelainefor all the romance elements in them, are also famous for detailed scenes or tableaux of verifiable authenticity. There is no human violence comparable in scale to the sadistic murder of old Fouan in La Terre or to the hideous mutilation of the grocer in Germinal scoyine, Also, Laberge is far more pessimistic than Zola, who tends to show, even in the midst of despair, a very tenuous hope of resolution.

Jean Rivard first addresses the reader directly in a manner which, for all its good humour, is basically homiletic. They resemble the characters of Erskine Caldwell’s Tobacco Road and God’s Little Acre, human aberrations marked by a “grotesque and malignant innocence.

Chapter twelve is about the deaths of animals, first by disease, then by anger, and finally socuine superstition. Elizabeth rated it liked it Feb 21, The priest’s face at one point is red from the cold and is described as “un morceau de viande saignante” p.