Roger Lemelin

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Roger Lemelin
BirthplaceQuebec City, Quebec

Lemelin, Roger


Born Apr. 7, 1919, in Quebec. Canadian writer. Writes in French.

At 17, Lemelin worked for a grain merchant and then was a forester and a boxer. The heroes of Lemelin’s novels The Town Below (1944) and The Plouffe Family (1948) are workers and their families, all active, life-loving people. Lemelin’s work treats Philistinism with deep irony and the Catholic Church with severe criticism. The novel In Quest of Splendor (1952) is a psychological study of a young man’s development and a satire on bourgeois politicians. Lemelin stopped publishing in 1952.


In Russian translation:
“Strasti gospodni.” In Zateriannaia ulitsa: Sovremennaia kanadskaia novella. Compilation and introduction by L. Orel. Moscow, 1971.


Vannikova, N. I. Kanadskaia literatura na frantsuzskom iazyke (1945–1965). Moscow, 1969.
Tougas, G. Histoire de la littérature canadienne-française. Paris, 1960.
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Participating artists include: Keri Anderson, Laurie Atchue, Susmita Bando, Jay Benotti, Christine Cross, Joe DiGregorio, Margaret Fitzgerald, Paula Imbergamo, Alana Juneau, Darya Kuruna, Timmary Leary, Roger Lemelin, Stacy Lord, Juliana Pepper, Ann Rokosky, Cory Shepherd, Jamie Sullivan and Fran Warner.
La lecture est a la mode et les editeurs en profitent pour lancer de jeunes ecrivains quebecois comme Anne Hebert, Roger Lemelin, Yves Theriault et Jean-Jules Richard.
Cependant, l'ACS peut aussi donner l'image d'une serie d'associations inoffensives, celles dont se moque par exemple Roger Lemelin dans son roman Au Pied de la pente douce, dont le discours moralisateur confortait les pouvoirs en place et dont les activites et le costume faisaient penser a une nouvelle forme, bien anodine, de scoutisme.
The novel reached new peaks with <IR> GABRIELLE ROY </IR> , Germaine Guevremont, Roger Lemelin, Yves Theriault, and Andre Langevin.