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Marchessault, Jovette


MARCHESSAULT, Jovette. Canadian, b. 1938. Genres: Novels, Plays/ Screenplays. Career: Playwright, novelist, painter, and sculptor. Worked at a diaper service, a textile factory, and for Grolier's (publisher). Has had solo exhibitions in Europe and North America. Publications: NOVELS. AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL TRILOGY: Comme une enfant de la terre/I: Le crachat solitaire, 1975, trans. by Y.M. Klein as Like a Child of the Earth, 1988; Le Mere des herbes, 1980, trans. by Klein as Mother of the Grass, 1989; Cailloux blancs pour les forets obscures, trans. by Klein as White Pebbles in the Dark Forests, 1990. PERFORMANCE WORKS: Les vaches de nuit, 1979, trans. by Klein as Night Cows, 1979; Tryptique lesbien (monologues), 1980, trans. by Klein as Lesbian Triptych, 1985; Les Faiseuse d'anges, 1981; La Saga des poules mouillees, 1981, trans. by L. Gaboriau as Saga of the Wet Hens, 1982; La Terre est trop courte, 1981, trans. by S. de Lotbiniere as The Edge of the Earth is Too Near, 1984; Alice & Gertrude, Natalie & Renee et ce cher Ernest, 1984, trans. by B. Kingstone as "Alice and Gertrude and Natalie and Rene and Dear Ernest," 1983; Anais, dans la queue de la comete, 1985; Demande de travail sur les nebuleuses, 1988; Le voyage magnifique d'Emily Carr, 1990; Le lion de Bangor, 1993. OTHER: Lettre de Californie (poem and biographies), 1982. Address: Etang aux Oies, Kingsbury, QC, Canada J0B 1X0.

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