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Gabrielle Roy

What do these writers have in common: Jacques Brault, Morley Callaghan, Lauren B. Davis, Mavis Gallant, John Glassco, Nancy Huston, Dorothy Livesay, Jeremy Mercer, Gabrielle Roy?

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Mavis Gallant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Your bonus question: what kind of music has inspired book titles by Livesay and Huston?

Jacques Brault

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Look at this interactive map for Glassco and others.cover of Callaghan essays

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photo: Sheila Coutts

photo: Sheila Coutts

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3 Comments

  1. Okay, given your mandate, and the map, I’m going to go with: They all spent significant artistic time in Paris… but honestly, this makes me want to go back and take a course in Canadian Modernism… which is not my field, although I am being pulled inexorably towards it…

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  2. finstrum nairobi 20/10/2012 at 09:42

    Well, both Huston and Livesay published books entitled Plainsong, but Huston’s was a (self-) translation of her Cantique des plaines. Oddly, the pun works in English, and not really in French.

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  3. Yes, having lived in Paris is indeed what they have in common. Livesay published Plainsongs in 1971 and Huston published Plainsong in 1993. Plainsong refers to liturgical chants, such as Gregorian chant.

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