Madeleine Ouellette-Michalska

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Madeleine Ouellette-Michalska (born May 27, 1930) is a Canadian writer from Quebec.[1][2]

Early life and education[edit]

Ouellette-Michalska was born in Saint-Alexandre-de-Kamouraska, Quebec. She studied arts at the Université de Montréal, the Université du Québec and the Université de Sherbrooke, where she received a PhD degree in 1987.

Career[edit]

Ouellette-Michalska began writing professionally in the 1960s. One of her well-known works is the 1984 novel La Maison Trestler,[3][4] a work of historical fiction.[5] Her diary, La Tentation de dire, was published in 1985 and broadcast on CBC Radio-Canada.[6]

As well as fiction, Ouellette-Michalska also published a number of essays, including L’Amour de la carte postale in 1987.[7] She has contributed as a journalist to publications such as Perspectives and Le Devoir.

Ouellette-Michalska's sixth novel, L'Ete de l'ile de grace, won the 1993 France-Quebec literary prize.[8]

Works[edit]

  • 1968: Dôme, short story
  • 1979 : La Femme de sable, 112 pages, ISBN 978-2892950151
    (also translated into English as The Sandwoman, 112 pages, ISBN 978-0920717240)
  • 1981 : Entre le souffle et l’aine, poetry, 156 pages, ISBN 978-2890180543
  • 1981 : L’Échappée de discours de l’œil, essay, 344 pages, ISBN 978-2892950410
  • 1984 : La Maison Trestler, ou Le 8e jour d'Amérique, novel. ISBN 978-2890371958
    (also translated by W. Donald Wilson into English as The Trestler House, 300 pages, ISBN 978-1550712773)[9]
  • 1985 : La Tentation de dire ("The temptation of saying"), diary, 172 pages. ISBN 978-2890372450
  • 1987 : L’Amour de la carte postale: Impérialisme culturel et différence ("Postcard love"), essay, 260 pages, ISBN 978-2890373327
    Le Plat de lentilles ("Lentil dish"), novel, ISBN 978-2891510004
    La Danse de l’amante ("Lover’s dance"), theatre, 64 pages, ISBN 978-2890240513
  • 1989 : La fête du désir, novel, 149 pages. ISBN 978-2890374911
  • 1990 : La termitière, 150 pages, ISBN 978-2890053441
  • 1992 : Léo-Paul Tremblé, biography
  • 1993 : L’Été de l’île de Grâce ("The summer of Grace’s Island"), novel, 280 pages. ISBN 978-2892951820
  • 1997 : La Passagère ("The passenger"), novel, 192 pages, ISBN 978-2890379213
  • 1999 : Les Sept Nuits de Laura ("Laura’s seven nights"), novel, 123 pages, ISBN 978-2890241305
  • 2000 : L’Amérique un peu ("A little bit of America"), poems
  • 2002 : Le Cycle des migrations ("Cycle of migrations"), poems, ISBN 978-2890184947
  • 2006 : L’Apprentissage ("The apprenticeship"), novel, 138 pages, ISBN 978-2892614640.
  • 2007 : Autofiction et dévoilement de soi ("Self-fiction and self-unveilling"), essay, 156 pages. ISBN 978-2892614862
  • 2010 : Imaginaire sans frontières: Les lieux de l'écriture, 216 pages, ISBN 978-2892615708[10]
  • 2012 : La Parlante d'outre-mer, 200 pages. ISBN 978-2892616996

Prizes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Madeleine Ouellette-Michalska's entry in The Canadian Encyclopedia.
  2. ^ Quebec Since 1930. James Lorimer & Company; 1991. ISBN 978-1-55028-296-2. p. 579–.
  3. ^ "Madeleine Ouellette-Michalska : double mémoire". La Presse, 18 May 2012. Josée Lapointe
  4. ^ "La nostalgie du paradis perdu". Le Devoir, Yves Hébert 6 January 2015
  5. ^ "Le Premier Jardin d’Anne Hébert et La Maison Trestler de Madeleine Ouellette-Michalska". SCL, Volume 27, Number 1 (2002) . Elena Marchese, Université d'Ottawa
  6. ^ "An analysis of the discrepancies between Madeleine Ouellette-Michalska's diaries broadcasted by Radio Canada and her published version, La 'Tentation de Dire' - The theory and practice of autobiography". Etudes Litteraires, 31(2):107-118 · December 1999
  7. ^ Making and Breaking the Rules: Women in Quebec, 1919-1939. 2010. Andrée Lévesque Translated by Yvonee M. Klein
  8. ^ "Novel A Winner". Toronto Star, - Toronto, Ont. Oct 14, 1993. Page: E.7
  9. ^ Karen S. McPherson. Archaeologies of an Uncertain Future: Recent Generations of Canadian Women Writing. McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP; 2006. ISBN 978-0-7735-6022-2. p. 14–.
  10. ^ "Le prix Spirale Eva-Le-Grand 2010 du nouveau !" Spirale.

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