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Gabrielle Roy: A Life [Paperback]

Francois Ricard , Patricia Claxton

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May 1 2001
Despite the popularity and critical success Gabrielle Roy found as a writer, she lived a life often touched by sadness. In this definitive account of her life, François Ricard draws a penetrating and eloquent portrait that does full honour to his extraordinary subject.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 616 pages
  • Publisher: McClelland & Stewart (May 1 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0771074778
  • ISBN-13: 978-0771074776
  • Product Dimensions: 22.6 x 14.2 x 5.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 567 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,161,358 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“Invites comparison with such magisterial works as Bell’s Virginia Woolf, Ellmann’s James Joyce and Oscar Wilde, and Haight’s George Eliot.
Toronto Star

About the Author

François Ricard 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.

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