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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 inspired many theatre productions and television shows.

La Sagouine is a cultural and artistic treasure

Since she has devoted herself entirely to writing. Wayne Grady had to understand all of this and carefully consider these facts when he undertook this ambitious translation. Story continues below advertisement.

Want to Read saving…. She carries within herself “the riches of Acadia and its promises. L’auteure aurait pu biffer un ou deux chapitres notamment l’enterrement sans rien manquer. Place a Hold You must be logged in first. I really liked the way she murdered words if they contained more than 2 syllables.

A cleaning woman also, who ends up on all fours, with her bucket in front and her hands in the water. C’est pas parce qu’ils te le faisont sentir. Unlike her “bilious” husband Gapi, who is as much a social critic as an oyster-and-smelt fisherman, La Sagouine is calmly philosophical. 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 and some who are smart.


You are commenting using your Facebook account. On average, more than 60, visitors tread the soil of Bouctouche to learn more about the Acadian people and their history.

In other words, la Sagouine and her people cannot speak in a rural Anglophone New Brunswick accent and still remain believable. Through the years, La Sagouine became a spokesperson for Acadia, proudly contributing to the spread of Acadian literature.

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I recall feeling a huge sense of loss and despair as antonie enormity of what happened dawned on me. It was poignant and funny at the same time.

Vaillancourt, Claude,Published: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. As she reminisces antoinne rants, telling stories about herself, her friends and neighbours, the priest and his church, and every other aspect of life in her village, she is actually telling the story of Acadie.

You are commenting using your WordPress. Report an error Editorial code of conduct. Despite all of this, she has been celebrated and adored to this day for her dry wit as well as her subtle, yet sharp intelligence. Return to Book Page. Comments that violate our community guidelines will be removed.

A collection of monologues by Acadian author Antonine Maillet, published in and performed on stage as a one woman show. To ask other readers questions about La Sagouineplease sign up. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.


A cleaning woman also, who ends up on all fours, with her bucket in front and her hands in the wa “This is a true story.

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Home About Collaborations Journal People. Translating an iconic work written in a dialect so specific that it requires a lexicon in its original language is unimaginably perilous.

Sharon Judd rated it it was amazing Aug 30, InConnexions Productions and its Acadian producer Phil Comeau, made a new television adaptation. She played the role more than 2, times.

Really embodies the spirit of Acadie. Michele rated it really liked it Jan 18, Le chapitre se conclue lui aussi par une chute The character is in her bones. Email required Address never made public. However, even if that voice is heartbreakingly disembodied in the new language and in this case, the language of the conquerorantonnie only alternative is silence.

A symbolic character of Acadian culture, La Sagouine is well known throughout Canada and francophone Europe. Signing up enhances your TCE experience with the ability to save items to antonihe personal reading list, and access the interactive map.