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Gérard Bessette

Biography

Gérard Bessette was born on a farm near Sainte-Anne-de-Sabrevois in 1920. He obtained a doctorate in literature from the University of Montreal in 1950. He taught at various universities, though he spent most of his career at Queen’s University, till he retired in1979 to become a full-time writer. He has written poetry, essays and novels. His writing has been influenced by the French nouveau roman. He died in 2005.

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Bibliography

1954 Poèmes temporels
1958 La bagarre (The Brawl) (novel)
1959 L’évolution des images en poésie canadienne-française
1960 Le Libraire (Not for Every Eye) (novel)
1960 Les Images en poésie canadienne-française
1961 Les Pédagogues (novel)
1965 L’incubation (Incubation)
1968 Une littérature en ébullition
1968 Histoire de la littérature canadienne-française par les textes (with Lucien Geslin and Charles Parent)
1971 Le cycle (The Cycle) (novel)
1973 Trois romanciers québécois
1975 La commensale (The Lunch Companion) (novel)
1977 Les anthropoïdes (novel)
1979 Mes romans et moi
1979 Le semestre (novel)
1980 La garden-party de Christophine : nouvelles (stories)
1985 Les dires d’Omer Marin : roman/journal (novel)
1994 Correspondance
2001 Histoire de l’oie (drama)
2001 Sous le regard des mouches – Le voyage du couronnement (drama)
2004 Le peintre des madones (drama)
2004 Les porteurs d’eau (drama)
2006 Les muses orphelines (drama)
2006 Les manuscrits du déluge (Written on Water) (drama)
2007 Des yeux de verre (drama)