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Gerard Bessette

Gérard Bessette (born 1920) is a noted French Canadian author.

He was born in Ste Anne de Sabrevois, Quebec[?] and attended the University de Montreal[?] where he studied literature and already began to publish works of poetry. One of his most famous works is Le Libraire which is an existentialist tale of a book store[?] employee in a small Quebec town in the fifties. It deals with one of Bessette's most common themes which is the stifling culture of Quebec in the fifties. Bessette became a professor first at RMC[?] and then at Queen's. In 1980 he won the Prix David[?] in 1980, Quebec's highest literary honour. He currently lives in retirement in Kingston, Ontario.


  • La Bagarre - 1958
  • Le Libraire - 1960
  • Les Pédagogue - 1961
  • Poèems Temporels - 1962
  • L'Incubation - 1965
  • Un Littérature en Ébullition - 1968
  • Le Cycle - 1971
  • Trois Romanciers Québécois - 1973
  • La Commensale - 1975
  • Les Anthropoïdes - 1977
  • Mes Roman et Moi - 1979
  • Le Semestre - 1979
  • La Garden-Party De Christophine - 1980
  • Les Dired D'Omer Marin - 1985

See also: List of Canadian writers, List of French Canadian writers[?]

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