Claire de Lamirande

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Claire de Lamirande (August 6, 1929 – December 15, 2009) was a Canadian writer and literary critic living in Quebec.[1][2]

She was born Claire Bourget in Sherbrooke, Quebec. She worked as a commercial artist for the newspaper La Tribune in Sherbrooke, then as a secretary for an insurance office. She received a diploma from the Collège du Sacré-Coeur in Sherbrooke and then a master's degree in French literature from the Université de Montréal. She went on to study drawing, painting and sculpture at the École des beaux-arts de Montréal.[1][3]

In 1950, she married Gaston de Lamirande.[1]

De Lamirande published her first novel Aldébaran ou la fleur in 1968. She contributed to Le Devoir, the Journal of Canadian Fiction, La Nouvelle Barre du jour [fr] and Le Droit.[1]

Selected works[edit]

  • Le Grand élixir (1969)
  • La Baguette magique (1971)
  • Jeu de clefs (1974)
  • La pièce montée (1975)
  • Signé de biais (1976)
  • L'Opération fabuleuse (1978)
  • Papineau ou l'épée à double tranchant (1980)
  • L'Occulteur (1982)
  • La Rose des temps (1984)
  • Voir le jour (1986)
  • Neige de mai (1988)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Fonds Claire de Lamirande" (in French). Archives Canada.
  2. ^ "Avis de décès de Claire Bourget". Le Journal de Montréal (in French).
  3. ^ "Lamirande, Claire de" (in French). Infocentre littéraire des écrivains.