The Resource These festive nights, Marie-Claire Blais, (ebook)

These festive nights, Marie-Claire Blais, (ebook)

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These festive nights
Title
These festive nights
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Marie-Claire Blais
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Language
eng
Summary
Originally published in 1995 under the title Soifs, the first novel in Marie-Claire Blais' masterful series won the Governor General's Award for French Fiction and was hailed by critics around the world as a tour de force, comparing Blais to such literary greats as Virginia Woolf, Dante, Sophocles, and Shakespeare. In this dazzling rendering, These Festive Nights, celebrated translator Sheila Fischman brings Blais' novel to life for English-speaking readers. A sun-drenched paradise in the Gulf of Mexico surrounded by the glimmering blue sea; Renata is convalescing on this island poised between two worlds: between great wealth and extreme poverty, between the past and an uncertain future, between the beauty of the world and the horrors of history. During her time here, Renata becomes tormented by thirst - for justice, for pleasure, for intoxication - while all around her, festivities are going on in join celebration of the birth of baby Vincent and the end of the twentieth century. Over the course of three days and three nights a flock of characters assembles: wealthy, poor, writers, artists facing their own mortality, children immersed in innocent games, young men dying of AIDS, refugees, the Ku Klux Klan - an entire spectrum of humanity is depicted in the grip of doubt and suffering. In this swirling, baroque fresco, Marie-Claire Blais captures the essence of our apocalyptic age, rendering it in powerfully evocative prose
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Midwest
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1939-
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Blais, Marie-Claire
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no index present
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fiction
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  • Convalescence
  • Wealth
  • Poverty
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  • Electronic books
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adult
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These festive nights, Marie-Claire Blais, (ebook)
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txt
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1 online resource
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  • online
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Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781487004590
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(electronic bk.)
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computer
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rdamedia
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MWT12212178
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remote
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12212178
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MWT12212178
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
These festive nights, Marie-Claire Blais, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781487004590
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12212178
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12212178
System control number
MWT12212178
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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