Anglophone Presence in the Early Novels of Anne Hébert

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Title
Anglophone Presence in the Early Novels of Anne Hébert
Abstract
The author examines the role of "les Anglais" (Englishness) in three novels by Anne Hébert. Represented primarily by George Nelson from Hébert's novel "Kamouraska", the war bride from her "Les Enfants du sabba", and the isolated Protestant Anglophone coastal village of Griffin Creek in "Les Fous de Bassan", the author argues that the Anglophone presence is examined in view of its relationship to the Francophone presence in the text and informed by the history of French and English interaction in Quebec. The "Anglais"in Hébert's work seem destined for a bad end, and the author looks at the connection between this fate and the quality of being "Anglais".
Publication
The French Review
Volume
Vol. 74
Issue
no. 2
Pages
308-318
Date
December 2000
Language
en
Citation
Boudreau, Douglas L. “Anglophone Presence in the Early Novels of Anne Hébert.” The French Review Vol. 74, no. 2 (December 2000): 308–318.
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