Antonine Maillet, PC CC OQ ONB FRSC is an Acadian novelist, playwright, and scholar. Acadian Avenger · La Sagouine, Acadian tourist attraction · Antonine Maillet – The Possibilities Are Endless (Trailer), National Film Board of Canada. La Sagouine is a play written by New Brunswick author Antonine Maillet that tells the story of la Sagouine, an Acadian cleaning lady from rural New Brunswick. On Île-aux-Puces, at Bouctouche, the stories of author Antonine Maillet will transport you to the traditional Acadia that she recreated around her most famous .

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La Sagouine by Antonine Maillet

She also comes with the same pitfalls — the dangers of stereotyping and folklorization must be underlined. Through the years, La Sagouine became a spokesperson antinine Acadia, proudly contributing to the spread of Acadian literature.

This moral dilemma can be expressed as finding the right balance between preserving the authenticity of a text and ensuring readability for the target audience. When she confesses that it isn’t death that troubles her, “it’s what comes after,” she sounds like a humble Hamlet.

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More than 30 years after its first publication in English, and five years since Wayne Grady completed this new translation, La Sagouine is available in this new, updated edition. As my own grandmother who, like Antonine Maillet, grew up in Bouctouche and could tell me the names of all of her characters in real life would say, there are some who are intelligent ssgouine some who are smart.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Article text size A. As the form loses some of its dialectal authenticity, content is privileged and the reader tends to focus more on what la Sagouine has to say than how she says it.


From there, the show toured and triumphed internationally and has become the stuff of Canadian theatre legend, even if many of us have ajtonine seen it.

Readers can also interact with The Globe on Facebook and Twitter. Lemieux, Jean, Published: Non-subscribers can read and sort comments but will not be able to engage with them in any way. Maillet’s novels fuse adventure, desire, frustration, agony and joy to offer a new image of the original Acadia photo by Andrew Danson. She also relies on her unlettered character’s malapropisms for some easy laughs.

And there’s a hint of Brecht’s Mother Courage when, with cheerful irony, she explains the pecuniary advantages of a war. Read most recent letters to the editor. Thus began work on the book that through its monologues tells of the simple life of La Sagouinethe daughter and wife of fishermen who became a charwoman. In other words, la Sagouine and her people cannot speak in a rural Anglophone New Brunswick accent and still remain believable. Accessed 31 December The information below is included in your interlibrary loan request.

Rebecca rated it did not like it Mar 03, In this case, the original text was written in Acadian French, a combination of 16 th century French words, some First Nations influences, and the emergence of a new vocabulary — often inspired by marine terminology — to describe the physical and geographical environment of post-Expulsion Acadians in New Brunswick.

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Refresh and try again. This is a space where subscribers can engage with each other and Globe staff. Hers has been a hard life, in which she has known hunger, seen shipwrecks and buried too many infants.

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Since she has devoted herself entirely to writing. Two dead, nearly 30 wounded in explosion at shopping antomine in Philippines. Open Preview See a Problem? Lists with This Book. However, even if that voice is heartbreakingly disembodied in the new language and in this case, the language of the conquerorthe only alternative is silence.


Mar 13, Meghan rated it it was ok. Even her look belongs to the ages. We hope to have this fixed soon.

Antonihe research focuses on Acadian literature, culture, and identity. Gabriel rated it really liked it Feb 26, Click here to subscribe. Very interesting, and written by my grandmother’s cousin! Katherine McKee rated it it was amazing Nov 11, All comments will be reviewed by one or more moderators before being posted to the site.

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Wayne Grady had to understand all of this and carefully consider these facts when he undertook this ambitious translation. Vaillancourt, Claude,Published: If you are interested in contributing to the blog, please contact Acadiensis Digital Communications Editor Corey Slumkoski at corey.

A cleaning woman also, who ends up on all fours, with her bucket in front and her hands in the water. You are commenting using your Twitter account. Mar 09, Elisabeth rated it really liked it. Guy Lelievre rated it really liked it Jun 04, La Sagouine is the elderly wife of a fisherman and looks back on her life from the vantage point of her Acadian village based on Maillet’s own hometown of Bouctouche, N.

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