Friday, August 13, 2004

french canadian in U S

Howard Frank Mosher, Vermont's own Faulkner, wrote a lovely kind of sad novel about French Canadians drifting down through New England in the 19th Century. It's called Marie Blythe and the title character is a powerful heroine doing hard things in times much more difficult than ours. The University Press of New England just re-published it after many years out of print from Penguin. Read it

David Plante who grew up in the French-Canadian ghetto of Providence, RI gives these people a more personal look. His trilogy usually referred to as the Francoeur novels are out of print but deserve much better. They are autobiographical novels or rare power and insight. The memoir of his youth in Providence is due in January 2005 and is quite beautiful. All of Plante's novels have an understated gay interest.

mister nouse


At August 13, 2004 at 3:08 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

>All of Plante's novels have an understated gay interest.

Hey, who doesn't?

At August 14, 2004 at 12:52 PM, Blogger paul said...

There are those that have an overstated gay interest


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