In Translation

In Translation

The Gabrielle Roy-Joyce Marshall Correspondence Gabrielle Roy, Joyce Marshall Jane Everett ... 'Le thème raconté par Gabrielle Roy' / 'The Theme Unfolded by Gabrielle Roy,' in Guy Robert, ed., Terre des hommes / Man and His World ...

Author: Gabrielle Roy

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9780802039088

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 271

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Gabrielle Roy was one of the most prominent Canadian authors of the twentieth century. Joyce Marshall, an excellent writer herself, was one of Roy's English translators. The two shared a deep and long-lasting friendship based on a shared interest in language and writing. In Translation offers a critical examination of the more than two hundred letters exchanged by Roy and Marshall between 1959 and 1980. In their letters, Roy and Marshall exchange news about their general health and well-being, their friends and family, their surroundings, their travels, and other writers, as well as their dealings with critics, editors, and publishers. They recount comical incidents and strange encounters in their lives, and reflect on human nature, current events, and, from time to time, their writing. Of particular interest to the two women were the problems they encountered during the translation process. Many passages in the letters concern the ways in which the nuances of language can be shaped through translation. Editor Jane Everett has arranged the letters here in chronological order and has added critical notes to fill in the historical and literary gaps, as well as to identify various editorial problems. Shedding light on the process of writing and translating, In Translation is an invaluable addition to the study of Canadian writing and to the literature on these two important figures.
Categories: Literary Collections

A Great Duty

A Great Duty

56 Gabrielle Roy , " Introduction : The Theme Unfolded , " in Terre des HommesMan and His World ( Ottawa : Canadian Corporation for the 1967 World Exhibition , 1967 ) , 32 . 57 Canadian Corporation for the 1967 World Exhibition ...

Author: Leonard B. Kuffert

Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP

ISBN: 0773526013

Category: History

Page: 348

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In A Great Duty>/I>L.B. Kuffert shows that the history of Canadian culture from the war to Canada's centenary is much richer and more complex than has previously been recognized. He looks at the responses of cultural critics to such topics as war, reconstruction, science, conformity, personality, and commemoration, catching outspoken observers in the act of synthesizing new interpretations of the contemporary world and protesting the dominance of mass-produced entertainment.English-Canadian cultural critics from across the political spectrum championed self-improvement, self-awareness, and lively engagement with one's surroundings, struggling to find a balance between the social benefits of democracy and modernization and what they considered the debilitating influence of the accompanying mass culture. They used print and broadcast media in an attempt to convince Canadians that choosing wisely between varieties of culture was an expression of personal and national identity, making cultural nationalism in Canada a "middlebrow" project. As Kuffert argues, "if English Canadians are today more familiar with the ways in which modern life and mass culture envelop and define them, if they live in a nation where private citizens and cultural institutions view the media as avenues of entertainment, as businesses, or as the means to construct identity, they should be aware of the role of wartime and post-war cultural critics" in creating those orientations toward culture.
Categories: History

National Performance

National Performance

Nineteen hundred and sixty-seven: fifty million Jacques Cartiers discover an unknown land – Man and His World.] Thus begins Gilles Carle's documentary film on the 1967 World's Fair and Exposition, 'Terre des hommes/Man and His World,' ...

Author: Erin Hurley

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442660175

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 264

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In National Performance, Erin Hurley examines the complex relationship between performance and national identity. How do theatrical performances represent the nation in which they were created? How is Quebecois performance used to define Quebec as a nation and to cultivate a sense of 'Quebec-ness' for audiences both within and outside the province? In exploring Expo 67, the critical response to Michel Tremblay's Les Belles Soeurs, Carbone 14's image-theatre, Marco Micone's writing practices, Celine Dion's popular music, and feminist performance of the 1970s and 80s, Hurley reveals the ways in which certain performances come to be understood as 'national' while others are relegated to sub-national or outsider status. Each chapter focuses on a particular historical moment in Quebec's modern history and a genre of performance emblematic of the moment, and uses these to elaborate the nature of the national performances. Winner of the Northeast Modern Language Association's Book Prize, National Performance is sophisticated yet accessible, seeking to enlarge the parameters of what counts as 'Quebecois' performance, while providing a thorough introduction to changing discourses of nation-ness in Quebec.
Categories: Performing Arts

Expo 67

Expo 67

Expo 67 was developed under the thematic rubric Terre des Hommes/Man and His World, a phrase borrowed from Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, the French author/aviator best known for writing The Little Prince. One foundational document, prepared ...

Author: Rhona Richman Kenneally

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442660212

Category: Social Science

Page: 280

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Expo 67, the world's fair held in Montreal during the summer of 1967, brought architecture, art, design, and technology together into a glittering modern package. Heralding the ideal city of the future to its visitors, the Expo site was perceived by critics as a laboratory for urban and architectural design as well as for cultural exchange, intended to enhance global understanding and international cooperation. This collection of essays brings new critical perspectives to Expo 67, an event that left behind a significant material and imaginative legacy. The contributors to this volume reflect a variety of interdisciplinary approaches and address Expo 67 across a broad spectrum ranging from architecture and film to more ephemeral markers such as postcards, menus, pavilion displays, or the uniforms of the hostesses employed on the site. Collectively, the essays explore issues of nationalism, the interplay of tradition and modernity, twentieth-century discourse about urban experience, and the enduring impact of Expo 67's technological experimentation. Expo 67: Not Just a Souvenir is a compelling examination of a world's fair that had a profound impact locally, nationally, and internationally.
Categories: Social Science

A Cosmopolitan Jurisprudence

A Cosmopolitan Jurisprudence

... designed for the 1967 Montreal world exposition 'Expo 67' that was held under the motto of 'Terre des Hommes'.12 ... to building the world'; see Gabrielle Roy and Guy Robert, Terres des Hommes/Man and His World (Canadian Corporation ...

Author: Helge Dedek

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108899130

Category: Law


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H. Patrick Glenn (1940–2014), Professor of Law and former Director of the Institute of Comparative Law at McGill University, was a key figure in the global discourse on comparative law. This collection is intended to honor Professor Glenn's intellectual legacy by engaging critically with his ideas, especially focusing on his visions of a 'cosmopolitan state' and of law conceptualized as 'tradition'. The book explores the intellectual history of comparative law as a discipline, its attempts to push the objects of its study beyond the positive law of the nation-state, and both its potential and the challenges it must confront in the face of the complex phenomena of globalization and the internationalization of law. An international group of leading scholars in comparative law, legal philosophy, legal sociology, and legal history takes stock of the field of comparative law and where it is headed.
Categories: Law

Combat Journal for Place d Armes

Combat Journal for Place d Armes

... new Universityof Toronto (the administration andits pronunciamentos) feels. Callit enforced concrete —preflab! Overtopping itall,the themeof Expo— Terre des Hommes... Manand His World. Gasp. What hideous irony! Man and His World.

Author: Scott Symons

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9781770705296

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Originally published in 1967, Combat Journal for Place d’Armes, set in Montreal, was initially met with shock and anger by most reviewers. As D.H. Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover once had, it challenged the attitudes and morals held by most people in its time regarding life and literature. Despite this initial reaction, the novel earned author Scott Symons the Beta Sigma Phi Best First Canadian Novel Award and went on to be regarded as one of the "most important statements about Canadian imaginative life in the 1960s." Both a study of the emergence of a character’s true self through his homosexual experiences and his critical examination of Canadian, and especially French-Canadian, culture and traditions, Place d’Armes was named one of the top hundred most important books in Canadian history. Peter Buitenhuis, the late autho ran dformer head of Simon Fraser University’s English department, has written that Symon’s novel is "a defiant assault on the Canadian Bourgeois mentality" that "celebrates human sexuality and spirtuality with all the gusto that language can command."
Categories: Fiction

The Voyageur Modern Canadian Literature 5 Book Bundle

The Voyageur Modern Canadian Literature 5 Book Bundle

Overtopping it all, the theme of Expo — Terre des Hommes ... Man and His World. Gasp. What hideous irony! Man and His World.... And savage, turn on my guide, mocking Expo through him...“there is no need forman here, noneed to be present ...

Author: Hugh Garner

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 9781459729032

Category: Fiction

Page: 1896

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Voyageur Classics is a series of special versions of Canadian classics, with added material and new introductions. In this bundle we find five classic works of twentieth century fiction, drama and poetry, a period when Canada’s literary identity was shaped. Originally published in 1962, The Silence on the Shore is considered by many critics to be renowned Hugh Garner’s best, most ambitious novel. Originally published in 1967, Combat Journal for Place d’Armes was initially met with shock and anger by most reviewers but has become a literary touchstone. The Donnellys tells the tale of a secret society and a massacre that shocked the Canadian public, a story overlooked by the artistic community until Reaney’s 1975 play elevated the events to the level of legend. In This Poem I Am presents the best of poet Robin Skelton’s adventurous poetry. And Exploration Literature is a groundbreaking collection of early writing inspired by the opening of a continent, an entry point into the beginnings of a literate response to the awe and wonder inspired by an unfolding geography. Includes Canadian Exploration Literature Combat Journal for Place d’Armes The Donnellys In This Poem I Am The Silence on the Shore
Categories: Fiction

The Spectacle of Flight

The Spectacle of Flight

Terre des hommes's longest chapter is primarily devoted to the author's ordeal in the Libyan desert when he and his ... to see the earth in a new way ; and it inspires deep relationships of trust and fidelity among the men who use it .

Author: Robert Wohl

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300106920

Category: Transportation

Page: 364

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From historian Wohl comes an extraordinary account of the development of aviation and the heroism, romance, adventure, and shattered dreams that followed. Archival photos.
Categories: Transportation