About the author: Stéphanie Nutting received her PhD from Queen’s University at Kingston. She currently teaches Québécois and French-Canadian literature at the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada.2000 0-7734-7802-7
This study gives a specific treatment of tragedy to each of the six plays analysed in depth, and exposes fundamental concerns and deep structures common to all. The first half deals mainly with the clash of legitimate and illegitimate value systems, the established social order and the heroic individuals who challenge it. Works examined are Un fils à tuer by Éloi de Grandmont, Au retour des oies blanches by Marcel Dubé, and Sainte Carmen de la Main by Michel Tremblay.
The second part examines more contemporary works, including Le chien by Jean Marc Dalpé, La lumière blanche by Pol Pelletier and Fragments d’une lettre d’adieu lus par des géologues by Normand Chaurette. In French throughout.