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Bonheur D'occasionDans Le Quartier Montr Alais De Saint Henri, Un Peuple D Ouvriers Et De Petits Employ S Canadiens Fran Ais Est D Sesp Rement En Qu Te De Bonheur Florentine Croit Avoir Trouv Le Sien Dans L Amour Rose Anna Le Cherche Dans Le Bien Tre De Sa Famille Azarius Fuit Dans Le R Ve Emmanuel S Enrole Jean Entreprend Son Ascension Sociale Chacun, Sa Mani Re, Invente Sa Propre Voie De Salut Et Chacun, Sa Mani Re, Choue Mais Leur Sort Est En M Me Temps Celui De Million D Autres, Non Seulement Montr Al Mais Partout Ailleurs, Dans Un Monde En Proie La Guerre Cette Nouvelle Dition De Bonheur D Occasion Pr Sente Le Texte D Finitif De L Uvre Conforme Celui De L Dition Du Centenaire Des Uvres Compl Tes De Gabrielle Roy. My mother tells us, her children, that when my younger brother was around six years old she was with him one time walking along a city sidewalk when my brother saw a nice toy being peddled by a street vendor He must have wanted such a toy for a long time, as toys were a luxury in our poor household, that he calls her attention and says mother, that s a nice toy isn t it My mother said yes, it is a nice toy Then my brother adds, but we can t buy it because we don t have money Yes, we can t, we don t have money, she says Forty years after it happened, my mother still recalls it It must have broken her heart that her son had to be fully conscious of want at such a young age That brother of mine grew up a very frugal man, quite unlike my other brother, who was shielded from the enfeebling effects of our poverty that he grew up a spendthrift, buys books like there is no tomorrow and is as generous as the sun on a hot summer day His grand birthday celebrations are almost always like historical events.Anyway, this is a book by a Canadian author, Gabrielle Roy She was born and educated in Manitoba where my only sister, who doesn t read anything but her patients charts, is based now What a waste If we can exchange places, I most likely would check out where Gabrielle Roy had lived or studied in Manitoba, and maybe get an idea wh
Originally titled Bonheur d occasion trans Second hand Happiness , The Tin Flute is the vivid story of the working poor in Quebec during World War II The story begins with the eldest daughter, Florentine, who works in the Five and Ten in order to help support her parents She falls for a machinist, Jean, who agrees to date her merely to benefit himself His friend, Emmanuel, in the meantime, falls for Florentine who has eyes only for Jean As the Afterword Philip Stratford mentions, Florentine was Gabrielle Roy s first and foremost character for the story, but Florentine s mother Rose Anna pushed her way into the story and was there to stay Lucky for us, the readers, as Rose Anna is truly the heart and soul of the entire story There would be no Florentine without Rose Anna, nor would Florentine s many siblings exist Mother holds the story together She is the glue.The story is told from the perspectives of the different characters, and because of this the reader walks away feeling a little bruised around the edges Not since Steinbeck s The Grapes of Wrath have I finished a book feeling like I ve just suffered with an entire family Like Steinbeck did for the American literary landscape of the Great Depression, so does Gabrielle Roy for the Canadian slums of Mon
This is a book that got stronger as I read further into it The novel takes place right at the end of the depression and the beginning of WWII The LaCosse family at the center of the novel has gotten poorer as the years and the children added up It was this poverty that that prevailed.She was brooding over the fact that poverty is like a pain, dormant and not unbearable as long as you don t move about too much You grow used to it, you end up by paying no attention to it But once you presume to bring it out in the daylight, it becomes terrifying, you see it at last in all its squalor and you shrink from exposing it to the sun.I might have wanted from the prose, and I was tempted to blame the translator Then I remembered that I m not likely to give the translator credit when I do like the prose, so maybe I should treat them fairly I might have wanted a bit in terms of characterization, but those became cleare
Oh, so readable, so heartbreaking, so thought provoking.What is the consequences of destitution on a family How does it affect one s psyche The author of this book shows the devastating affects of poverty on one family., but the author does it in a loving way I read this book through many tears.Another theme is war Why do t
Gabrielle Roy has marvelous powers of description that make winter wind, snow, cold and choking city smoke descend and engulf the reader as well as her fictional characters Just as invasive are her powers of discernment which take the reader right inside the thoughts and desperation of a family caught inside the slums of Montreal during the depression that preceded
This book is an important fictionalized version of herstory that sadly reflects many of the same issues we have in society today. I am of two poles like Gabrielle Roy Winnipeg born, with everything we needed but our parents struggled I encountered one distant resemblance to the Lacasses of The Tin Flute , the most destitute family about whom I ve read Not hitting the right career and financial plan in the beginning, was like a tire that kept puncturing, a black hole Throw money at the Lacasses and it got sucked up One of the reasons this award winning d but receives three stars from me, is disbelief that the Father and children did not earn money somehow A catholic place like Montr al in 1945 was ripe for babysitting The Mother worked but was too often pregnant That she was run ragged at home, I don t accept No kids did dishes, cleaned, or cooked She wouldn t ask her Mother or brothers for help The other reason for moderately grading an admirable, complex literary coup is that we never like the eldest daughter, Florentine Gabrielle gives voice to everyone s thoughts, even the awful Jean L vesque, whom Florentine asininely wanted to impress because he wasn t a lover s type When a story solidifies, after a few chapters of snapshots, she and her Mother are the protagonists We loathe her sons Eug ne and Phillip and Emmanuel w
Il y a eu Maria Chapdelaine Ensuite il y a eu le silence Et puis, tout d un coup ce roman de la Franco Manitobaine Gabrielle Roy est arriv sur la scene pour finallement decrire la vie d une femme quebecoise du milieu ouvrier et urbain Bonheur d occasion constitue be
I should rather pull a toe off than read this book again It s no than a catalogue of misery without redemption, and while it may be realistic, it s nothing I need to be told about in careful detail I had feared that this was an artifact of
Gabrielle Roy r ussit bien rendre la mis re de l poque Saint Henri, la guerre, la d pression, la pauvret sont bien d peints Le roman aurait t excellent, si ce n eut t des personnages, qui ne sont pas aimables du tout Florentine est b te comme tout, Jean est

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  • Paperback
  • 464 pages
  • Bonheur D'occasion
  • Gabrielle Roy
  • French
  • 18 September 2018
  • 9782764606995