Le paysage montréalais dans La Brulerie d'Émile Ollivier

Title in English The Montreal Landscape in Émile Ollivier's La Brulerie
Authors

KYLOUŠEK Petr

Year of publication 2017
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Études Romanes de Brno
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Citation
Web Digitální knihovna FF MU
Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.5817/ERB2017-1-5
Field Mass media, audiovision
Keywords Quebec literature; migration literature; Haitian diaspora; spatial identity
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Description Émile Ollivier, one of the authors of the Haitian diaspora, belongs to the Montreal and Quebec literature since the sixties. His work illustrates the complexity of the identity situation related to migration and integration (or to lack of insertion) in a host civilizational spaces. La Brulerie is one of the novels that pay a special attention to space and spatial identity. Located at the foot of Mont-Royal, overlooking St. Louis Lake and St. Lawrence River, as if it were a port facing the Caribbean Sea, the café La Brulerie is a hybrid place, an ideal Foucault’s heterotopia. The past of Haiti crosses a miscellaneous, postmodern present from which the author’s rhizomatic sensibility arises.
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