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Kamouraska [Epub] ➢ Kamouraska ➣ Anne Hébert – Thomashillier.co.uk Porté à l'écran par Claude Jutra Kamouraska est considéré à juste titre comme l'un des chefs d'œuvre de la littérature uébécoise L'histoire de cette femme aux amours tumultueuses revisitant Porté à l'écran par Claude Jutra Kamouraska est considéré à juste titre comme l'un des chefs d'œuvre de la littérature uébécoise L'histoire de cette femme aux amours tumultueuses revisitant son passé dans la nature sauvage du Bas du fleuve a confirmé l'immense talent d'Anne Hébert.


10 thoughts on “Kamouraska

  1. Jim Fonseca Jim Fonseca says:

    A Canadian historical novel translated from the French based on a real murder in uebec in 1840We have a love triangle A woman has several children by a physically and verbally abusive husband He’s a heavy drinker and is constantly threatening to kill himself and her even saying things like “I’m making a noose for two” The she falls in love with her American doctor and they decide the husband needs to go Early on in the story we know the husband gets murdered so the mystery that keeps the story going is who did it and how All through the book we get excerpts from the trial and what happened at the trial At times is seems like the wife is the murderer or her maid or the doctorMuch of the story is told retrospectively a long time afterward and the woman has remarried a much older man who is dying from illness and old age He refuses to take even tea from his wife relying on the maid so he won’t be poisoned She worries about the looming death of a second husband and the scrutiny it will bring to her And how’s this advice coming from her mother in law “My son is a good boy But he will go off on his little flings once in a whileI’m not going to say you should try to get used to itSimply ignore it Don’t forget that and you’re sure to be happy No matter how my son mistreats you” Maybe she should do that uote in cross stitch and put it up on her kitchen wall The entire story is told in good clear writing in very short sentences An example“Yes no doubt I am That’s what it means to out of your mind To let yourself be carried away by a dream To give it room let it grow wild and thick until it overruns you To invent a ghastly fear about some wagon wandering through the town To imagine the driver ringing your doorbell in the middle of the night To go on dreaming at the risk of life and limb as if you were acting out your own death Just to see if you can Well don’t delude yourself Someday reality and its imagined double are going to be one and the same No difference at all between them Every premonition true Every alibi gone flat Every escape blocked off Doom will lie clinging to my bones They’ll find me guilty guilty before the world” The main character is the wife so some of the story is told as her re living testimony from the trial some she dreams some is present day and at times it is hard to know exactly what is what But all in all a very good story that held my attention all the way through The author 1916 2000 won Canada’s top literary prize the Governor General's Award three times twice for fiction and once for poetry Top photo book cover art Laurentian Homestead by French Canadian artist Clarence Gagnon 1881 1942 Leaving Church by Clarence Gagnon from RoyalCanvascaCanadian postage stamp honoring the author from postagestampguidecom


  2. Rowena Rowena says:

    I'm going to be married My mother has said yes And so have I deep in the darkness of my flesh Will you help me? Tell me Mother will you? What's your advice? And you dear aunts? Tell me is it love? Is it really love that's troubling me so? Making me feel as if I'm about to drown A realization I've made over the past few months is I have to read uebecois writers Every single female uebecois writer I've come across has been wonderful I've read an Hébert novella and a collection of poems this is the first time for me to read a full book and what an experience I love it when poets write novels And this one although was difficult to follow at the start is amazing and full of intrigue And it was apparently based on a true story one which took place in 19th Century uebecElisabeth d'Aulnières and Antoine Tassy suire of Kamouraska What else would a girl want? This is called a gothic mystery but I saw it as something as a woman in despair She is abused her husband openly cheats on her and she perhaps falls for the first man who is kind to her the first man she opens up to about her husband's abuse Using this American Protestant man Hébert shows how different he was from Catholic French cultureThey're afraid of you Doctor Nelson As if under all that obvious selflessness of yours too obvious perhaps some fearsome identity lies hiddenThat original flaw deeper than your Protestant religion deeper than your English language I enjoyed this book very much You feel the despair of a woman trapped having nowhere to go being forced to bear children and stay in a loveless marriage This is the despair of a very young woman who seems to have aged before her time because of turmoil Very beautifully written


  3. karen karen says:

    anne hebert where have you been all my life?? and why are you all out of print?? and why did i buy you years ago and only pick you up now?? i declare again canadians are one of the worlds best story telling communities i have rarely been disappointed by a canadian and its not just blood pride if ayana is wanting to chime in because its everything the pacing the novelty of narrative structure the descriptive passages unless i'm just attuned to it because of some long buried ancestral tug but then why do i also respond so well to nigerian and irish fiction? why am i using this review to muse about something so extratextual? am i just in canada lust right now because of the leonard cohen concert? regardless and on point this book is excellent i will seek her books out like i did with maritta wolff and jonathan carroll and liz jensen and all my other favorite out of printers and i will have a tea party in canada so


  4. Mary Soderstrom Mary Soderstrom says:

    On cold nights like this one my thoughts turn to images of winter that have found a place in my imagination waiting out the good weather to come from the shadows when the wind blows the snow in driftsOne of them is the scene in Claude Jutra's movie of Anne Hébert's terrific nevel Kamouraska Based on the true story of the 1838 murder of Seigneur of Kamouraska by an American doctor in love with the Seigneur's wife Hebert's novel shows us a respectably married woman remembering her great passion and the murder of her first husband Much of the action takes place inside Elisabeth Rolland's head as she waits beside the bed of her dying second husband The style is stream of consciousness at times and it can take some effort to figure out just what is happening But it contains an engrossing frigtening account of how the doctor fled with his rival's body across the snow blasted countryside of the Lower St Lawrence That by itself is worth taking the time to unravel the story Hébert wrote in French but the English translation by Norman Shapiro captures some of the original text's force and beauty And Jutra's film is breathtakingly beautiful as well as considerbly clearer than the novel For a while it was unavailable on video but I found this possibly pirated copy on Youtube


  5. Beth Beth says:

    Blood and snow Passion and violence Deathbeds Fever Madness Forbidden passion destroying the lives of everyone in its wake The dark tension filled drama of long Russian novels Anna Karenina or Doctor Zhivago but the snows are Canadian and the language is FrenchMadame Rolland is caring for her husband on his deathbed For years she has been the image of respectability – crisp and frigid perhaps but imminently respectable Yet her mind is unable to extricate itself from her past She is haunted preyed upon by the passion and violence of her former life Hallucinatory images from the past block the reality of present life from her psycheThe instability of Elisabeth Rolland’s mind is reflected in the style of the writing The narrative switches from present to past with no warning or apology; the main character is described in both 3rd person and 1st person depending on the time stream she is experiencing; the stream of consciousness narration expresses the emotion of the story far than the chronology of the plot This was by no means an easy book to read – either in its content or its narrative flow It expressed the aura of the Canadian winter with crystalline beauty but I found myself resenting the lack of clarity or control in its emotional trajectory The stream of consciousness style made it easy to enter into the emotion of the moment but difficult to step back and analyze the actions of the characters When I found myself feeling sympathetic towards the characters who were plotting homicide I knew this book would not be a re read for me If you appreciated this review check out my blog at pagesandmarginswordpresscom


  6. Shawn Mooney (Shawn The Book Maniac) Shawn Mooney (Shawn The Book Maniac) says:

    Oh my God what eye rollingly awful writing There are exclamation points and ellipses than actual words— like a cheap knock off of Wilkie Collins and Collins is pretty crappy to begin with Even than that the most nausea inducing melodramatic plot—with no character development whatsoever And yes indeed I was able to ascertain all of that by page 15 you couldn’t pay me to read past that


  7. Susan& Susan& says:

    I received the English translation of this highly regarded French Canadian novel as a prize in High School French Naturally I read it although it was definitely not prescribed reading for my all girls' high school I was swept away by this scandalous story of a woman who plotted with her lover to kill her terrible husband Somehow she gets away with murder or so you suspect Her lover the American doctor abandons her and she is left to give testimony in her defenseI felt so awful for Elisabeth married off to an older man in order to mitigate the terrible scandal; forced to produce child after child as punishment for her transgressions It kind of put me off of any desire to get married and settle down for uite some time In fact I don't think I ever truly got over Elisabeth's horrific life sentence she was forever trapped In retrospect I realize this was a very powerful exploration of a woman's limited options at that given time in history We still have a long way to go but I do give thanks for the progress we have made thus far Not a cheerful read but very beautifully written


  8. Helynne Helynne says:

    This cryptic novel written in 1970 by Anne Hébert a French Canadian writer who eventually moved to France and died there in 2000 is considered a must read in the world of uebecois literature Hébert's story takes place in the town of the novel's title a small community in uebec The time is the mid 19th century decades after France's Canandian territories were taken away by England Nevertheless the uebec motto Je me souviens I remember my language my culture my religion is evident everywhere in this story among the characters who are vividly of French ethnicity At the center of the story is Elisabeth d'Aulineres an unhappy wife of a brutal husband who has an adulterous affair and bears her lover's child So desperate is she to be with her lover that she attempts to poison her husband He survives but is later shot dead by her lover who then turns chicken and abandons Elizabeth by fleeing over the border to Vermont Elizabeth serves time in jail then is released and later remarries and has children though her second husband never really trusts her Much of the book involves Elizabeth's shifting back and forth from consciousness to unconsciousness as she sleeps and unwillingly dreams of the dreadful turning point in her life At times she flashes back to her paranoia about being caught by the police for her crime Generally the narrative pattern is third person when Elisabeth is awake and tending to her her second husband or her children and first person when she drifts into dreams although Elisabeth's fearful first person thoughts may slip in pell mell at any point Hébert is able to fit Elizabeth into the role of victim rather than criminal by suggesting that her first husband was such a scoundrel that her and her lover's crime were justified The psychological uagmire into which she is thrust though is a piteous one and Hébert makes a strong statement about the plight of married women in general during this time period


  9. Rebecka Rebecka says:

    This is an exuisitely well written book on one of my favorite themes but it's also incredibly dense I've been far too scatterbrained while reading it to fully appreciate it I imagine Kamouraska is best read on a retreat away from any sort of distractions and especially any sort of stress because this cannot be read while stressed You have to pay attention to every sentence and I failed at that big timeIt's probably worth stars


  10. Christine Christine says:

    The Clio Collective was right about Hebert This is a good read about a woman an abusive husband and a murder


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