1953: Chronicle of a Birth Foretold : a Novel

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House of Anansi, 1997 - Fiction - 164 pages
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France Daigle casts a droll eye on what it means to be born a writer in the middle of the twentieth century. 1953 crackles with wit, intelligence, and insight, and the year in question emerges as a turning point not only for the heroine, but also for the entire world.
 

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Contents

Prologue
3
Celiac Trunk
9
Death of Stalin
28
The Problem of Knowledge
45
A Writing Scenario
64
Idle Talk and Composition I
80
Real Life II
115
The Long Road Back
130
Epilogues
145
Acknowledgements
165
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About the author (1997)

France Daigle is the author of eleven novels, including Real Life, 1953, A Fine Passage, Life's Little Difficulties, and Just Fine, which won the France Acadie Prize, the Prix Éloize, and the Prix Antonnie-Maillet-Acadie Vie. She lives in Moncton New Brunswick.

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