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Jacques Brault fonds. - 1950-1993. - 6.5 m of textual record and sound recordings.

Biographical Sketch

Manuscript page from Jacques Brault's VUE DU PONT

Manuscript page from Jacques Brault's Vue du pont.

Critic, poet, short-fiction writer, playwright, novelist and philosopher Jacques Brault was born in Montreal, Quebec, in 1933. After classical studies at Collège Sainte-Marie, he studied philosophy at the Université de Montréal, and in Paris, where he completed his Ph.D. He then taught at the Institut des sciences médiévales and in the Faculté des lettres of the Université de Montréal.

Brault published texts and creative literary prose which rapidly gained him a reputation as a leading writer among critics in Quebec and France. His collection of poetry Mémoire, earned him the Prix France-Canada in 1969. He won the Governor General's Literary Award twice: in 1970 for his play, Quand nous serons heureux and in 1985 for his novel, Agonie. He also won the Prix Duvernay (1979), the Prix Alain-Grandbois (1991), the Prix David (1986) and the Prix Gilles-Corbeil (1996), the last for the body of his work.

His recent significant works include La Poussière du chemin (1989), Ô saison, Ô châteaux (1991) and Au Fond du jardin (1996), three collections of essays, articles and poetry. Brault has published articles in a number of literary reviews and contributed to radio programs devoted to writers and artists from Canada and elsewhere, notably Alain Grandbois, Gaston Miron and Hector de Saint-Denys-Garneau. He is considered one of Quebec's most well-rounded writers.

Scope and Content

The Jacques Brault fonds contains personal and professional correspondence, original manuscripts, research notes, translated works, scripts written for radio programs to which Jacques Brault contributed, audio recordings of interviews and the radio play La Morte Saison.

Immediate Source of Acquisition: acquired from the author in 1991 and 1994. [1991-05, 1994-12]

Language: material in the fonds is in French.

Restrictions: none.

Finding Aid: available.

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