La Scouine has 80 ratings and 6 reviews. LA SCOUINE est le surnom donné à l’ une des filles de l’habitant Urgèle Deschamps, et c’est autour de ce personna. La Scouine has 80 ratings and 6 reviews. Julie said: Une oeuvre étonnante qui devrait provoquer la jalousie de plusieurs de nos contemporains par l’audac. De à , Albert Laberge fut chroniqueur sportif au journal La Presse à Montréal. Mais il y fut aussi, simultanément, critique d’art. Membre de l’.

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To ask other readers questions about La Scouineplease sign up. The juxtaposition of the well’s darkness to the light of the struggling animal’s eyes is an image of hopeless and unwitting entrapment.

The site is described in detail which approaches the necrophilic – ‘Teau s’infiltrait lentement dans le sol, pourissant les cercueils en quelques mots et faisant de la chair humaine une sorte de bouillie fangeuse et infecte” p.

Books by Scouime Laberge. La Scouine cruelly cheats a blind beggar of some of his money. Luc Bourbonnais rated it liked it Jul 13, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account.

Anh rated it liked it Feb 07, Editions AJbert L6vesque,p. Laberge does not possess the same command of language and form as Maupassant, nor does he work on a scouie canvas like Zola.


And fornot just Quebec but anywhere, it is indeed bracingly unsentimental, squalidly unromantic, and gleefully impious. Bernard Grasset, ; p. Lemelin belittles his characters through caricature and through exaggeration of the banal.

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Jeanne Simoneau rated it really liked it Jan 24, The isolation and scuine Rabelaisian excesses of the wake make the collective alienation of the village overwhelming. All three works are militant in their challenge to the popular rural myths of French Canada, which they use the grotesque to answer. In contrast to Laberge’s usual spare diction, this language approaches rhetoric.

Each work thus establishes a context in its first paragraphs. It would be unendurable, probably, if it weren’t quite short and if Laberge didn’t have a poker-faced sense of humor; as it is, its combination of episodic structure and Canadian landscape made me think of it as a sort of cruelly distorted sccouine image of L.

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La Scouine

The knife blesses and cuts equally. Gabriel rated it liked scouinw Oct 03, An average run numbered 75 copies. Ricatte Paris Librarie Armand Colin,sxouine. Moreover, Laberge’s characters are diminished and brutalized by their labours, unlike the hero in Jean Rivard, who, through work and integrity, comes to symbolize the utopian continuity of rural French-Canadian Catholicism – conservative, hard-working and pious:.


In addition, the abnormal, the bizarre and the excessive embody an implicit didacticism, a shocking depiction and indictment of spiritual oppression and fear.

Parts of the novel describe events which articulate a cynical comedy of victimization. Sensuality is absent from La Scouine. Editions HMH,p.

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Karine Mon coin lecture rated it did not like ,a May 06, This was dcouine as bad as I thought it was going to be. Two examples substantiate this difference. Ashley rated it really liked it Sep 02, All of these events are characteristic of a community radically estranged from humanizing conventions and values.

These rustic tableaux have often been discussed in terms of their crude harshness. Arsenal81 rated it liked it Aug 13, Critics have been unanimous both in identifying the importance of naturalism in Albert Laberge’s La Scouine and in linking his work with the fiction of Emile Zola and Guy scoune Maupassant.

Rather, they, like him, employ the grotesque to articulate themes of dispossession and alienation and, like him, they choose a rural setting, for so long the symbolic and romantic ideal of the vital wholeness of French Canada.