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Georges Bugnet
David Carpenter (Translator)
978-0-88772-228-8
(Hardback)
$29.95 CAD / $29.95 USD
168 pages
March 1976

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"Georges-Charles-Jules Bugnet, pseudonym Henri Doutremont, editor, writer, botanist (b at Chalon-sur-Saïne, France 23 Feb 1879; d at St Albert, Alta 11 Jan 1981). A homesteader in Alberta from 1905, Bugnet rarely found favour in the eyes of Québec literary critics. Nevertheless, the range of his writing, as well as its religious intensity, places it among the most important work in French published in Canada in the 1930s. His work in the hybridization of roses earned him the Chevalier de l'ordre des palmes académiques in 1970. "Bugnet was founder and president of the Association canadienne-fran, aise de l'Alberta, as well as editor of Union. This interest in French pioneers in Alberta is reflected primarily in his celebrated novel, La Foret (1935; tr The Forest, 1976). His knowledge of and sympathy for the Métis is developed in Nipsya (1924). After Gabrielle Roy, Bugnet may be considered the major francophone writer of the Canadian West." - E.D. Blodgett in the Canadian Encyclopedia.