Dichotomies spatio-sociales dans Il pleuvait des oiseaux de Jocelyne Saucier

Title in English Spatio-Social Dichotomies in And the Birds Rained Down by Jocelyne Saucier

ŽÍLA Dalibor

Year of publication 2023
Type Article in Periodical
Magazine / Source Études romanes de Brno
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Web https://digilib.phil.muni.cz/_flysystem/fedora/pdf/ERB_44_2023_1_25.pdf
Doi http://dx.doi.org/10.5817/ERB2023-1-23
Keywords Jocelyne Saucier; And the Birds Rained Down; Quebec literature; center; periphery; Matheson fire; fires; forest; wood; nature; solitude; reclusion; senility; end of life; death; suicide; traumatism; painting; photography
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Description In her fiction, And the Birds Rained Down (Il pleuvait des oiseaux, XYZ, 2011), Jocelyne Saucier, French-Canadian writer, narrates history of the huge forest fires that took place in the beginning of the 20th Century in the province of Ontario. Coming from the center to the periphery of this woods and seemingly forgotten history, two women, a photographer and an old lady, arrive to retrace the story of the events meeting two outcast senior men and getting familiarized with them. In our contribution, we analyze how do these two universes of a periphery and a center confront one another, what spatio-social dichotomies we may observe within the novel and what is their outcome for the narration as well as for the protagonists of the story.
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