Translating Montreal: Episodes in the Life of a Divided City

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Title
Translating Montreal: Episodes in the Life of a Divided City
Abstract
Taking the perspective of a walker moving through the landscape of Montreal in different eras, the author traces a literary history of familiar crossings and intersections – St. Laurent Boulevard, the Mile End, Jacques Cartier Bridge, Mount Royal. Examined are the works of F.R. Scott, A.M. Klein and Malcolm Reid – cultural translators of the 1950s and 1960s – and contemporary writers such as Gail Scott, Erin Mouré, Jacques Brault and Emile Ollivier. The author argues that the contemporary writer is no longer classified as “Québécois” or “anglo-Montrealer” or “immigrant” or “ethnic”, but as a citizen of a mixed and cosmopolitan city.
Place
Montreal and Kingston
Publisher
McGill-Queen’s University Press
Date
2006
Language
en
Notes

Translated into French by Pierrot Lambert as: Traverser Montréal: une histoire culturelle par la traduction. Montréal: Fides, 2008. 346p.

Citation
Simon, Sherry. Translating Montreal: Episodes in the Life of a Divided City. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2006.
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