Kamouraska: A Novel

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House of Anansi, 2002 - Fiction - 257 pages
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Translated into seven languages, Kamouraska won the Paris book prize and was made into a landmark feature film by Claude Jutra. A classic of Canadian literature by the great Qu becoise writer, Kamouraska is based on a real nineteenth-century love-triangle in rural Quebec. It paints a poetic and terrifying tableau of the life of Elisabeth d'Aulni res: her marriage to Antoine Tassy, squire of Kamouraska; his violent murder; and her passion for George Nelson, an American doctor. Passionate and evocative, Kamouraska is the timeless story of one woman's destructive commitment to an ideal love.

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User Review  - gypsysmom - LibraryThing

Another book that I read years ago and don't remember too well except I know it is considered a classic of French-Canadian literature. It is based on a real love-triangle murder which took place in 1840. Read full review

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A feverish dream of a book. Radiant madness. Wonderful. Read full review

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Anne H bert was born on August 1, 1916 in Sainte-Catherine-de-Fossambault, a small village 40 kilometres from Quebec City. When she died in January 2000, she was one of Canada's most highly acclaimed and successful literary stars.

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