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Jean Marcel fonds. - 1970-1990. - 80 cm of textual record.

Biographical Sketch

Essayist, literary critic, novelist and poet Jean Marcel, was born Jean-Marcel Paquette in Montreal, Quebec in 1941. He holds a doctorate in medieval literature from the Université de Poitiers (1968) and is now on the teaching staff at Université Laval. He became known as a talented essayist for his work Jacques Ferron malgré lui (1970), followed by Le Joual de Troie (1973), in which he reflected on the French language in Quebec. His next literary work was the translation and adaptation of classic works such as La Chanson de Roland (1980) and Le Chant de Gilgamesh (1979). In 1989, he published the first volume of his Triptyque des temps perdus: Hypatie ou la fin des dieux (1989), followed by Jérôme ou de la traduction (1990) and Sidoine ou la dernière fête (1993). He received the Prix France-Québec for Le Joual de Troie in 1974 and the Molson Prize for Hypatie ou la fin des dieux in 1989.

Scope and Content

The Jean Marcel fonds contains typescripts with handwritten corrections and additions; and research notes for essays written by Jean Marcel.

Immediate Source of Acquisition: acquired from Jean Marcel in 1993. [1993-07]

Language: material in the fonds is in French.

Restrictions: none.

Finding Aid: finding aid available.

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