“Invites comparison with such magisterial works as Bell’s Virginia Woolf,
Ellmann’s James Joyce
and Oscar Wilde,
and Haight’s George Eliot.
About the Author
is a professor of French literature at McGill University. He is the author of La Littérature contre elle-même
(1985), which won a Governor GeneraI’s Award for non-fiction, and the bestselling La Génération lyrique
(1992), a study of the baby-boomers. He lives in Montreal.