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Anne Hébert (1916–2000)

Autor(a) de Kamouraska

33+ Works 1,073 Membros 12 Críticas 4 Favorited

About the Author

Anne Hébert was born on August 1, 1916 in Sainte-Catherine-de-Fossambault, Quebec. Having begun writing poems, stories, and plays at a very young age, Hébert found her work being published in a variety of periodicals by the time she was in her early twenties. She earned recognition as a poet in mostrar mais the 40's and 50's. Hébert's first volume of poetry, Les Songes en Équilibre, appeared in 1942 to good critical response and was awarded the Prix David. In 1954, Hébert used a grant from the Royal Society to continue her writing in Paris. She won the Prix France-Canada and the Prix Duvernay in 1958 for Les Chambres de Bois, the Governor General's Literary Award in 1960 for Poèmes, the Molson Prize in 1967, another Governor General's Award in 1975 for Les Enfants du Sabbat, and the Prix Fémina in 1982 for Les Fous de Bassan. Anne Hébert died in Montreal on January 22, 2000 of bone cancer . (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras por Anne Hébert

Kamouraska (1973) 303 exemplares
In the Shadow of the Wind (1982) 182 exemplares
The First Garden (1988) 102 exemplares
Children of the Black Sabbath (1975) 64 exemplares
The Torrent (1973) 59 exemplares
Am I Disturbing You? (1998) 51 exemplares
The Silent Rooms (1958) 49 exemplares
Burden of Dreams (1992) 44 exemplares
A Suit of Light (1999) 32 exemplares
Heloise: A Novel (1980) 32 exemplares
Anne Hébert: Selected Poems (1988) 27 exemplares
Day Has No Equal but Night: Poems (1992) 15 exemplares

Associated Works

The Penguin Book of Women Poets (1978) — Contribuidor — 299 exemplares
From Ink Lake: Canadian Stories (1990) — Contribuidor — 130 exemplares
Great Canadian Short Stories (1971) — Contribuidor — 53 exemplares
Canadian Short Stories (1960) — Contribuidor — 45 exemplares
One World of Literature (1992) — Contribuidor — 24 exemplares
The Penguin Book of Modern Canadian Short Stories (1982) — Contribuidor — 13 exemplares
The Oxford Book of French-Canadian Short Stories (1984) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1954 (1954) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum

Data de nascimento
Data de falecimento
Local de nascimento
Sainte-Catherine-de-Fossambault, Quebec, Canada
Local de falecimento
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Locais de residência
Ste-Catherine-de-Fossambault, Québec, Canada (birth)
Paris, France
Montréal, Québec, Canada
Prémios e menções honrosas
Order of Canada (Companion ∙ 1968)
National Order of Quebec (Officer)
Prix Athanase-David (1978)
Prix France-Canada (1958)
Molson Prize (1967)

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Anne Hébert was born in Sainte-Catherine-de-Fossambault (present-day Sainte-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier), Quebec, and grew up, studied and lived in Québec City. Her father Maurice Hébert, a civil servant, was also a poet and literary critic. She began writing poems and stories at a young age.

By the time she was in her early twenties, her work had been published in a number of periodicals. Her first collection of poems, Les Songes en équilibre, was published in 1942 and won the Prix Athanase David.

Grieving over the deaths of her only sister Marie and that of her cousin, Hector de Saint-Denys Garneau, her poetry became filled with images of death and drowning. She could not find a publisher for her short story collection Le Torrent until 1950. The book shocked the public at the time, but the stories later grew in popularity. Her second book of anguish-filled poetry, Le Tombeau des rois also was not accepted, and she had to publish it at her own expense in 1953. She also wrote scripts for Radio Canada and the National Film Board of Canada. In 1954, she received a grant from the Royal Society of Canada and used the funds to move to Paris, hoping for great acceptance there. Her debut novel,
Les Chambres de bois (1958), was a passionate story that used evocative imagery to depict violence and brutality.

In 1960, she published Mystère de la parole, a new collection of poems on more down-to-earth subjects than her previous work. Her bestselling 1970 novel Kamouraska, set in 19th-century Québec, combined two suspenseful, romantic plotlines. The novel earned France’s Prix des Libraires and the Royal Belgian Academy’s Prix littéraire hors de France, and was adapted into a film. Hébert wrote several plays published as Le Temps sauvage. She returned to live in Canada in the 1990s. Her last novel, Un Habit de lumière, was published in 1999 and won the Prix Jean-Hamelin.



I read this principally because my grandmother believed she was directly related to the author's. A large fraction of Quebecois share family lineage, but I was unable to find any convincing one with Ann Hebert, unfortunately. Hebert's writing is immersive and enjoyable, though.
sfj2 | 5 outras críticas | Apr 3, 2024 |
There are far too few reviews for this! Gothic horror, poetic prose, innovative storytelling, and very creepy and cathartic. It felt slow at times (hence the rating), but I was kind of in love with it and think the author’s a genius. If you find a copy, I highly recommend.
ostbying | 5 outras críticas | Jan 1, 2023 |
Very well written story about a woman's struggle against darkness.
charlie68 | 5 outras críticas | Dec 23, 2019 |



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