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1 ROY, Gabrielle BROWN, Alan, trans. Fragile Lights of Earth : Articles and Memories 1942-1970.. First Edition in dustjacket
McClelland and Stewart, Toronto, 1982, 
ROY, Gabrielle. The Fragile Lights of Earth : Articles and Memories 1942-1970. Translated by Alan Brown. (Toronto) : McClelland and Stewart, (1982). Pp (),15-222,(2). 8vo, blue cloth, silver lettering to spine. Spadoni & Donnelly 3396. Translated from French by Alan Brown, originally titled 'Fragiles lumières de la terre'. "The Fragile Lights of Earth is a collection of Gabrielle Roy's articles, stories and essays written over a period of thirty years. [...] begins with a series of articles written in the 1940s, exploring remote settlements of Hutterites, Doukhobors, Mennonites, Jews and otherimmigrant groups scattered across the Canadian prairies. Lit by the curios ity and gentle insights of the author, this is reportage in its highest form, portraits of now-vanished cultures etched in the words of the men and women Roy met in her travels - the young Hutterite girl who had never seen her own reflection, the Jewish farmer whose search for peace carried him to abarren cabin in northern Saskatchewan. The selections move both forward an d backward in time, providing an invaluable retrospective on Roy's development as a writer. Thematically grouped, they sapn the observations of a lifetime - from childhood reminiscence, to a delightfully humorous account of being fêted in Paris, to an eloquent speech in which she reports on the fateof the people she created in The Tin Flute. There is a wide diversity of s ubject, each suffused with philosophic wonder. The book reveals Gabrielle Roy as writer, philosopher and poet. This book is a moving retrospective on her life and work." - from the dj. Very good in dj. 17.50

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