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Discourse on Europeanism in Québec literature (1975-2003)

Vol.1, No.2, December 2005
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Robert DION (Université du Québec à Montréal)

A major trend that exists parallel to and even competing with the discussion on Americanism in Québec literature is the reflection on its European component. Using considerations outlined in François Ricard’s famous essay, “Le Relais européen” (1981 and 1985), as a starting point, the present article explores the positive European influence and connection found in the works of three major contemporary essayists, Pierre Vadeboncœur, Jean Larose and André Belleau.