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Featured Play: The Collected Radio Drama of Marie-Claire Blais

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Featured Play: The Collected Radio Drama of Marie-Claire Blais

Cormorant Books, 2007

About the book:
Best known for her novels, Mad Shadows, A Season in the Life of Emmanuel, These Festive Nights, and Thunder and Light, among many, many more, Marie-Claire Blais has also been very productive as a dramatist, writing many plays for the radio and the stage. Mostly written for the French-language Radio Canada in the late 1970s and early 1980s, these plays show another side of Marie-Claire Blais' talent; they explore, in multiple voices, themes that also appear in her fiction and poetry: a shattered emotional, intellectual, and psychological landscape, although not devoid of hope.

Plays included in this volume are Vanished, Invader, Two Fates, Murmurs, Garden in the Storm, A Couple, The Exile, and Fever.

About the author:
Marie-Claire Blais is, arguably, the most important writer of her generation. She is a three-time winner of the Governor General's Literary Award for fiction, and she has also won the Ordre National du Québec (1995) the Chevalier, Ordre Des Lettres, Ministère de la Culture (Paris, France, 1999), the Prix Athanase-David, the Prix Médicis, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Molson Prize of the Canada Council for the Arts. She lives in Montréal and Florida.

Visit the Cormorant Books website to read more about The Collected Radio Drama of Marie-Claire Blais.