Louis Émond (writer, 1969)
BiographyLouis Émond makes his International Baccalaureat with the Petit Seminar of Quebec where it profits from the teaching of Monique Ségal and Albert Dallard. He discovers Noam Chomsky then and writes a thesis on the social satire in half-civilized the , novel of Jean-Charles Harvey put a long time at the index. Admitted with the program Honors , faculty of physics, the University McGill, it ignores its courses quickly and attends the libraries rather where it reads in cascade works of Nietzsche, of Kundera and Mallarmé. Briefly studying political sciences and the history of art to the University of Montreal, it integrates then the program of literature into the Université Laval.
After one year, he forsakes the university life, which he says too easy, to devote itself to the writing of its first novel, the manuscript , at the twenty years age. It will be published 12 years later, after the author occupied of many jobs of fortune, undergoes two lawsuits, last one night in prison for public and wiped disorder more than 200 refusal of editors. Suddenly, and following the comment of respected critical of the Press, Réginald Martel, which writes: “Our national literature needs its immense talent”, it draws the attention of the media, which compare it with Hubert Aquin and see in its tone libertine the spirit of Denis Diderot. Thus Hoc and “my character” make their entry in the literature. It obtains soon two purses of the Conseil of arts of Canada. However, with the media besognage he prefers insulation and, the occasion arising, he leaves the country in order to remain in Southeast Asia during two years. To its return, it offers its second novel, the tale , méditatif text, with the editor and prolific author Victor-Levy Beaulieu, who makes his very favorite of it - finding there at the same time Yves Thériault and Maurice Blanchot - so much so that it repurchases the rights of the first novel and publishes it again.
Quotationsthe manuscript :
- … that could have been anywhere in the world because, actually, it was always about the same abstracted place, drawn around us. (III, V)
- Today, with a little more clearness, I do not want to forget. The manuscript belongs to me. My character preserves this life even which is continued. That which I remember now, it is especially of this history, what it became, of what you read. (Epilog)
the tale :
- Initially, one considered premature this end which has occurred without preventing, but as the news was spread, some considered that it could have struck quite front, death. (L)
notebooks of the Tale :
- Rédiger this tale was equivalent marking out my way. To his beginning, I aspired to ultimate benchmarks, a kind of crowned in the temporal order. I found the life, the love and death.
- Which is there in front of oneself when one undertakes to start again to zero? It is there to take a difficult way, sometimes pitiless, where the answers are not nor are not admitted easily.
WorksIn margin of the literary currents, the novels of Louis Émond are connected according to an intimate logic. They belong to a cycle, heading the scripte , which is held in a populated abstract geography characters holding more of the phantasm that genetics and who recut themselves from one work to another. The latter are defined especially compared to “my character”, double of the narrator, including Hoc, which is a deformed reflection, almost negative, of “my character”.
Its first novel, the manuscript (2002), is the starting point of a reflection on the human condition which starts by the destruction of the ideals: “I believed a long time that it was necessary me to start again, all to start again”, known as the narrator. It is the history of a man seeking to remain objective in front of the subject which worries it, its own rout, but it loses little by little coolness, objectivity, the distance which it founded.
- Its novel following, the tale (2005), reports a walk in the snow which quickly takes the form of a road interior trip. The metaphor of the setting in the world is used to explore the upheaval which sows the doubt and gives place to the questioning. The author approaches there the idea of a “search profane what could resemble crowned”.
- Official site of Louis Émond
- the Island, literary info-center of the Québécois writers
- Biographical note
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