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Nights in the Underground

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Nights in the Underground, Marie-Claire Blais. New Press, ND

Vintage paperback. Some wear to edges. Copyright page is torn out; publishing date is likely late 1980s. No markings. Good condition. 

Marie-Claire Blais is a French-Canadian writer of fiction, nonfiction, poetry, and plays. She has earned many of Francophone literature’s highest international honours, and was nominated as a candidate for the Nobel prize. Her work is often studied from a critical queer theory lens, and she often centres marginalized and culturally oppressed communities in her work.

"Through Genevieve, a woman struggling with an idealistic vision of love, a door is opened into the lives of the characters through which Marie-Claire Blais came to the forefront of feminism in Canada. Night after night in a club called The Underground, Genevieve and her friends live out their loves and their tragedies apart from the day-to-day life of the city. Each glance, each embrace, and each ensuing encounter weaves a profound matrix of human isolation, with transcendence found in the healing power of love." (49th Shelf).