Alain Fournier

  • The arrival of Augustin Meaulnes at a small provincial secondary school sets in train a series of events that will have a profound effect on his life, and that of his new friend François Seurel. It is Seurel who recalls the impact of le grand Meaulnes, disruptive and charismatic, on his schoolmates, and the encounter that is to haunt them both. Lost, and alone, Meaulnes stumbles upon an isolated house, mysterious revels, and a beautiful girl. When he returns to Seurel it is with the fixed determination to find the house again, and the girl with whom he has fallen in love. But the dreamlike days in the lost domain are evanescent, and Meaulnes is torn between his love and competing claims of loyalty and friendship.

    Alain-Fournier's lyrical novel captures the painful transition from adolescence to adulthood without sentimentality, and with heart-wrenching yearning. Romantic and fantastical, it is the story's ultimate truthfulness about human experience that has captivated readers for a hundred years. In her Introduction to this centenary edition, Hermione Lee considers the qualities that have established its reputation.

  • Pour souligner son vingtième anniversaire, la revue L'Inconvénient a concocté un dossier spécial sur les 20 meilleurs romans québécois du nouveau siècle. La liste comprend : Rouge, mère et fils - Suzanne Jacob, Putain - Nelly Arcan, Dée - Michael Delisle, La héronnière - Lise Tremblay, Nikolski - Nicolas Dickner, Le siècle de Jeanne - Yvon Rivard, Parents et amis sont invités à y assister - Hervé Bouchard, Du bon usage des étoiles - Dominique Fortier, Le ciel de Bay City - Catherine Mavrikakis, Le discours sur la tombe de l'idiot - Julie Mazzieri, L'énigme du retour - Dany Laferrière, La constellation du lynx - Louis Hamelin, L'homme blanc - Perrine Leblanc, Atavismes - Maxime Raymond Bock, Document 1 - François Blais, Bondrée - Andrée A. Michaud, La nageuse au milieu du lac - Patrick Nicol, Florence, reprise - Dominique Garand, 1984 - Éric Plamondon et Le cycle soifs - Marie-Claire Blais. Retrouvez aussi, entre autres, un entretien avec M.-A. Lamontagne autour d'Anne Hébert, un portrait de Nicolas Grenier dans la rubrique Peinture et un de Harriet Tubman dans la rubrique Jazz

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