Traversées nocturnes, a novelDescription: C:\Users\Paul\Desktop\WEB dossier.html\published works we have authored_files\image001.jpg in French

by Paul Raymond Côté & Constantina Mitchell

Les éditions Michel Brûlé

Montréal, 2010

ISBN 978-2-89485-457-0


Book Description

A gripping historical novel. New France as never seen before.

This novel explores a dark facet of Quebec’s history, drawing us into the realm of tragic love and the world of complex relations between colonists, native Indians and black slaves who were mercilessly exploited throughout New FranceThe story unfolds in Quebec City. The year is 1734. In the aftermath of a harrowing event, Baron Jean-Luc de Montigny leaves Bordeaux and sets sail for New France with his young son only to find himself swept into the maelstrom of an at times uncompromisingly ruthless and corrupt society that endorses slaveryAlthough certain he has left his heart behind him in France, Jean-Luc falls in love with a woman born in the colony who has her own tale of unspeakable suffering to tell. Together, they must free themselves from the chains of the past if they are to find happiness once more. But will they succeed?

A sweeping historical novel that weaves a deeply moving love story into a captivating, multilayered narrative.  (French adaptation of Winter Passage).


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Description: C:\Users\Paul\Desktop\WEB dossier.html\published works we have authored_files\image002.jpgWINTER PASSAGE, a novel

by Paul Raymond Côté & Constantina Mitchell

Behler Publications

California, 2005

ISBN 1-933016-19-1


Book Description
Bordeaux, 1734To honour a dying man’s request, the Baron Jean Luc de Montigny sets sail with his young son for Quebec City, the gateway to France’s North American coloniesWithin hours of his arrival, he is swept into an ethical and emotional maelstrom when he meets a woman born in the French settlement who takes him on a journey through the tormented landscape of her pastAnd hisBoth have suffered irreparable violence and are haunted by the ghosts of remorse and carnageAmidst accusations of sorcery and infanticide, their passion drives them to defy the barriers that separate them.

The course of events is further entangled by a surprise revelation that brings into play the destiny of a vast estate–and its bonded servantsThe property’s majordomo, a Senegalese slave, holds the key to the elusive fate of the estate and has his own story to tell.

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Textual Interplay in the Fiction of Malraux, Hébert, and ModianoDescription: C:\Users\Paul\Desktop\WEB dossier.html\published works we have authored_files\image006.jpg

by Constantina Mitchell & Paul Raymond Côté

Berghahn Books

Oxford & New York, 1996

ISBN 1-57181-036-6


Book Description

The dialogue between form and message is intrinsic to the novel as genreYet the strength of that discourse was shaken in the twentieth century by an increasing doubt about affirmations of any kind and a growing awareness of the relativity of knowledge and perceptionThe novel reflects this intellectual current by turning its gaze inward to meditate on the creative act as a form of self-contained assertion of its own particular significanceThe three writers on whom this study focuses, all major twentieth-century authors, were chosen because they can be considered as important representatives of this novelistic self-consciousnessBuilding on André Malraux’s vision of the colloquium as an open-ended verbal interchange, this study calls upon the voices of Anne Hébert and Patrick Modiano to enter into a dialogue on novelistic form.


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Les Techniques picturales chez MalrauxDescription: C:\Users\Paul\Desktop\WEB dossier.html\published works we have authored_files\image008.jpg:

Interrogation et métamorphose

by Paul Raymond Côté

Sherbrooke (Quebec): Editions Naaman, 1984

ISBN 2-89040-288-6

Published with the aid of a grant from the Canadian Federation for the Humanities


Book Description

Traditionally, critics studying André Malraux have stressed the linear unfolding of events in his novels, their episodic and therefore cinematographic qualityYet the author’s openly visual style cannot be explained as merely a series of film-like shotsThe shadows of Goya and Rembrandt also hover over Malraux’s creative geniusAs a result, his use of light, color, and framing to compose his novelistic space is reminiscent of the artistry of the great masters of painting.


Although some critics have pointed out—and rightly so—the presence of pictorial elements in Malraux’s work, they have not explored them in detailThis study focuses primarily on Malraux’s descriptive technique to show how painting components form a fundamental structural principle whose function is to transfigure the world and transform the imaginary space of the novelistic universe into an awareness of the limiting forces inherent to the human condition.


Malraux’s construction of images via painting techniques is ultimately a way of questioning the meaning of existence.




Description: C:\Users\Paul\Desktop\WEB dossier.html\published works we have authored_files\image010.jpgExclusion and Integration:

The case of the Sisters of Providence of Québec

by Constantina Mitchell

In Deaf History Unveiled: Interpretations from the New ScholarshipJ. Van Cleve, Ed.

Washington, D.C.: Gallaudet University Press, l993Chapter 10, pp. 146-72.









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Yann Queffélec:

A Dialogue with Dreams, Obsessions and Reality

by Paul Raymond Côté

In The Contemporary Novel in FranceWilliam Thompson, Ed.

Florida State University Press, 1995Chapter 18, pp. 331-51.









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