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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Both were preoccupied with the survival and development of French Canada and they gave voice to these concerns in works which brought them great popularity. La Scouine by Albert Laberge. Symbols also help foster unity. One brother becomes so hungry that he eats the putrefying flesh of dead piglets.

Sandra rated it liked it Jan 15, The heroine or rather the center figure in the tableau, as there are no heroes nor particularly a plotcalled La Scouine as a small child by her classmates to mock her rank smell from wetting the bed so often, begins a bully and grows into a virago; she and her whole socuine are generally motivated by greed, anger, envy, cruelty, and spite, and they are not particularly unrepresentative of the farming community in which they eke out a living in the face of random violence, specifically English political terror, bad weather to reverse which the opportunistic priests urge pietyand the cosmic indifference or bloody-mindedness of fate.

Like one of Maupassant’s stories, “Pierrot,” this episode explores distortion of values in terms of the relationship between man and his animals. Want to Read Currently Dcouine Read. In any event, to call Laberge’s book an objective representation of the actual world it purports to describe is, I think, to misread it.

It’s grim, almost gleefully lw, and had to be privately printed, whereupon it was censured by the Church as a matter of course. Arsenal81 rated it liked it Aug 13, The distorting and oppressive effect of La Scouine depends a great deal upon the description of repulsive physical characteristics. Edition priWe,p. Anh rated it liked it Feb 07, The episode opens with the brutal murder of the chicks by one brother and this is followed by bloody physical punishment.


Les Anciens Canadiens and particularly Scouien Chapdelainefor all the romance elements in them, are also famous for detailed scenes or tableaux of verifiable authenticity. This technique expresses the grotesque not in the fantastic or fanciful, but in the quirks of the morbid and scouime.

Kiev rated it liked it Oct 13, Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Le Cercle du Uvre de France,p. Preview — La Scouine by Albert Laberge. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Despite all lz which, there are occasional lyrical passages in which the curious physical pleasures of certain farm tasks become an outlet for a kind of sensuousness that is otherwise nonexistent for these characters.

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Refresh and try again. The dark morbidity of La Scouine is present, but not as dominant in Au pied de la pente douce as it is in Laberge’s book. La Scoulne ‘s structure is, to a great extent, the product of its protracted composition. The description of the land is coloured by recurring pathological images, which suggest disease and death: Return to Lla Page. The characters have been victimized primarily by their cruel environment.

Carolyne rated it it was ok Oct 29, Johns Hopkins Press,p.

Two examples substantiate this difference. The degree to which Laberge’s work may have influenced the French-Canadian writers who followed him is uncertain. If the form and tone of Laberge’s work complement the short stories of Maupassant, the reader encounters some of the most striking parallels between the two authors in Maupassant’s numerous stories about Norman peasants. La Scouine by Albert Laberge. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.


Return to Book Page. Flora Boucher’s knowledge of female anatomy consists of an image of “une foule d’ovaires au travail” p.

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Sensuality is absent from La Scouine. Dafnay Forget rated it did not like it Feb 28, The knife blesses and cuts equally. Gross revenge is taken on La Scouine by the schoolboys for her having reported their after-school activities.

Corallia rated it liked it Sep 19, In them the writer frequently develops the themes of avarice, brutality and primitivism through a representative study of character and a skillful ear for the dialect scoyine patois of the region.

These rustic tableaux have often been discussed in terms of their crude harshness. These contrasts originate, in part, in the differences between the short story and novel structures, Other differences are also important.

Dissociated from a scoujne productive cycle, the land becomes a place where neither crops nor men flourish, but are stunted, abused scoiine misshapen. La Scouine has been most often compared to Zola’s La Terre because each work is concerned with a dark depiction of rural life. Here is is not the recorder, objective and olympian, but rather the advocate, scohine at those who would see and depict rural French Canada as vital, whole and self-renewing.

Piguin and le Schno, are forced to dig holes without their shoes and are refused their dinner. The use of the grotesque, so important to later French-Canadian fiction, brought down on Laberge the shocked opprobrium of the church when several chapters of La Scouine were published in the reviews Le Terroire and La Semaine in University of London Press, scouuine, p.