Ce Nord tout en feu : Les héritiers de la mine et Il pleuvait des oiseaux de Jocelyne Saucier

Title in English This North on Fire: Les héritiers de la mine and Il pleuvait des oiseaux by Jocelyne Saucier
Authors

KYLOUŠEK Petr

Type Article in Proceedings
Conference Beyond the íth Parallel: Many Faces of the Canadian North/ Au-dela du 49e parallele: multiples visages du Nord canadien
MU Faculty or unit

Faculty of Arts

Citation
Keywords Quebec literature; Quebec novel; Jocelyne Saucier; Apocalypsis; theme of fire
Attached files
Description Two Jocelyne Saucier’s novels are located in Abitibi and northern Ontario and placed under the sign of a murderous fire: Les héritiers de la mine (1999) and Il pleuvait des oiseaux (2011). In both cases, the fire takes a symbolic value, underpinned by religious imagination. The theme will be discussed as a structuring element at different levels of narration.