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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All of these events are characteristic of a community radically estranged from humanizing conventions and values. Other details have the same repugnant effect.

La Scoulne ‘s structure is, to a great extent, the product of its protracted composition. The Deschamps’ kitchen in La Scouine, burdened with silence and dinginess, is no longer the emblem of vital community as it was in Les Anciens Canadiens:.

The technical vehicle of this theme is the grotesque. Francis Morin rated it liked it Aug 18, Editions HMH,p. When the wagon arrives at the cemetery, the ground is found to be marshy.


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. This chapter furnishes chilling insights into human psychological pathology. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

Thanks for telling us scouinr the problem. And fornot just Quebec but anywhere, it is indeed bracingly unsentimental, squalidly unromantic, and gleefully impious.

Much of Au pied de la pente douce makes effective use of physical detail to underline the individual and collective distortions of the society Lemelin is portraying. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Marc Boisseau rated it liked it Jul 22, 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.

Sandra rated it liked it Jan 15, Preview — La Scouine by Albert Laberge.

La Scouine

Julia Boileau rated it liked it Dec 08, This was not as bad as I thought it was going to be. The first paragraph of the novel sets the tone for this kind of depiction:. Kiev rated it liked it Oct 13, Oxford University Press,p.

The first chapter introduces three characters who embody increasing degrees of ugliness.


La Scouine by Albert Laberge

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Edition priWe, sdouine, p. Paul Wcouine et al. An old man, begging on his knees in the mud for a miracle from the bishop, only succeeds in being thoroughly splashed by mud as the ecclesiastical carriage passes by.

Peggy rated it liked it Nov 08, Les Editions de I’Actuelle,p. Together, these works have helped establish a particular literary continuity within the body of French-Canadian fiction.

Like Laberge, Lemelin oa heir to the French naturalists and their frequent fascination with the ugly, the morbid and the pathological. The description of the land is coloured by recurring pathological images, which suggest disease and death: 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.

Preview — La Scouine by Albert Laberge. To this basement the parishioners also come to be entertained by the bathos of “La Buveuse des larmes.