La Scouine has 80 ratings and 6 reviews. LA SCOUINE est le surnom donné à l’ une des filles de l’habitant Urgèle Deschamps, et c’est autour de ce personna. La Scouine has 80 ratings and 6 reviews. Julie said: Une oeuvre étonnante qui devrait provoquer la jalousie de plusieurs de nos contemporains par l’audac. De à , Albert Laberge fut chroniqueur sportif au journal La Presse à Montréal. Mais il y fut aussi, simultanément, critique d’art. Membre de l’.

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In one sense, such description is caricature which emphasizes the extreme ignorance of the inhabitants of Saint-Joseph, but in an equally important way, it is suggestive of their day-to-day diminished existence. Karine Mon coin lecture rated it did not like it May 06, The Literature of the Modern Southed. In both stories, the implicit respect of man for beast is ruthlessly violated by actions which underline and indict what seems to be fundamental human perversity.

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Oxford University Press,p. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. The dark morbidity of La Scouine is present, scouihe not as dominant in Au pied de la pente douce as it is in Laberge’s book.

The book was written over a long period of some fifteen to seventeen years. In the novel’s beautiful simplicity of language and structure, Maria becomes the Holy Mother of Quebec, the symbolic vessel of salvation to whom the annunciatory voices speak:. Marc Boisseau rated it liked it Jul 22, La Scouine’s initial and sustained context is scokine.


Dingding rated it it was amazing Apr 11, In any event, to call Laberge’s book an objective representation scoukne the actual world it purports to describe is, I think, to misread it. Lists with This Book.

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Sandra rated it liked it Jan sciuine, The brothers’ idiocy is a counterpart to the physical and spiritual exhaustion around them. The irony which marks this kind of brutalized characterization and this kind of prosperity is distinguished to a considerable degree by the grotesque.

Sensuality is absent from La Scouine. The first paragraph of the novel sets the tone for this kind of depiction:. Veronique Perron rated it liked it Jun 25, Both groups are characterized by a pa patois and both share a common, avaricious and suspicious nature so aptly crystallized in Ringuet’s description of the priest in Trente arpents:. Together, these works have helped establish a particular literary continuity within the body of French-Canadian fiction.

Francis Morin rated it liked it Aug 18, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Trivia About La Scouine. Flora Boucher’s knowledge of female anatomy consists of an image of “une foule d’ovaires au travail” p. To ask other readers questions about La Scouineplease sign up.

A theme inherent in their work, as in Laberge’s, is dispossession. The short story structure permits and emphasizes concentration on detail rather than on large patterns. The juxtaposition of the well’s darkness socuine the light of the struggling animal’s eyes is an image of hopeless and unwitting entrapment. Return to Book Page. Trivia About La Scouine. The characters have been victimized primarily by their cruel environment.


Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Lemelin belittles his characters through caricature and through exaggeration of the banal. It’s grim, almost gleefully so, and had lw be privately printed, whereupon it was censured by the Church as a matter of course. The site is described in detail which approaches the necrophilic – ‘Teau s’infiltrait lentement dans le sol, pourissant les cercueils en quelques mots et faisant de la chair humaine une sorte de bouillie fangeuse et infecte” p.


La Scouine

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. In this chapter of La Scouinehowever, the death of the dog is made the most vivid example of abnormal callousness through the detailed, though concise, description of the animal’s struggle to survive after La Scouine has thrown it in the well to drown.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. When the wagon arrives at the cemetery, the ground is found to be marshy. Oa Morin rated it liked it Aug 18, It would be unendurable, probably, if it weren’t quite short and if Laberge didn’t have a poker-faced sense of humor; as it is, its combination of episodic structure and Canadian landscape made me think scoiine it as a sort of cruelly distorted mirror image of L.

Other stories in Maupassant on peasant themes consistently exploit the grotesque. Marco rated it liked it Jan 02,