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Alma

Georgette LeBlanc's Alma is the first poetry collection from Canada's new parliamentary poet laureate.

Georgette LeBlanc

Can a collection of poetry be read like a novel? Certainly. The heroine of this collection makes us discover a vast gallery of characters who revolve around her, starting with Pierrot, his man. The effects of the economic crisis of 1929 and the Second World War on a small Acadian village in the woods of Baie Sainte-Marie are described through the daily gestures of this woman who turns from poem to poem. Written entirely in the Acadian language of Baie Sainte-Marie, this first collection by Georgette LeBlanc demonstrates a know-how of great finesse, a deep analysis of human feelings and an absolute respect for words. (From Éditions Perce-Neige

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