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A Thing of Beauty
A Thing of Beauty Michel Tremblay 0889223904 9780889223905 March, 1963, and winter has launched its final assault on Montreal. The Fat Woman, Th??e, Edouard, Pierrette, Marcel, all the star-crossed characters of Tremblays Chronicl
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A Thing of Beauty by Michel Tremblay

March, 1963, and winter has launched its final assault on Montreal. The Fat Woman, Th??e, Edouard, Pierrette, Marcel, all the star-crossed characters of Tremblays Chronicles of Plateau Mont-Royal are here again, twenty years later. Marcel, now 23, learns that his Auntie NanaThe Fat Woman who is here finally namedis gravely ill and her days are numbered. How will he, with his exaggerated sensitivity, his visions, his ongoing struggle with reality, pit his fertile imagination against this inexorable March of death? In five epiphanic visions that take us from a nineteenth-century London pub to a reworking of Michelangelos Last Judgement, Marcel uses his gift of the creative imagination to break the eternal spiral of new beginnings, and to thumb his nose at despair and resignation.AKAKPresented here, side by side, is Tremblays fictionalized account of the death of his own mother, so lovingly enacted in his new play, For The Pleasure of Seeing Her Again. In what becomes a coda to his great Chronicles of the Plateau Mont-Royal cycle of novels, Tremblay creates, with grace and tenderness, a redemption and transcendent grandeur for these familiar and beloved characters: A Thing of Beauty.AKAKOther novels in the Chronicles of the Plateau Mont Royal series:AKAKThe Fat Woman Next Door is Pregnant AKThe First Quarter of the Moon AKThe Duchess and the Commoner AKNews from Edouard AKTh??e and Pierrette and the Little Hanging Angel AKAKAK--------------------------------------------------------------------------------AKAKAKISBN 0-88922-390-4; $18.95 Canada / $14.95 U.S.A.AK1998; 224 pp; 1st printingAKAKAKAK--------------------------------------------------------------------------------AKAKAKAt the end of Tremblays career one will likely be able to sew together all his plays and novels and discover that we have been privileged to read the works of a veritable Qu??ois Marcel Proust.AKCanadian Book Review AnnualAKAKAKAK--------------------------------------------------------------------------------AKAKAKTo order Talonbooks

Author: Michel Tremblay

Language: English

Edition: 1

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 224

Publisher: Talonbooks

Publication Date: 1998-01-01

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