[La]] notion de Dieu dans “Alexandre Chenevert” /, Bellemare, Sylvie, Roy, Gabrielle, Alexandre Chenevert caissier, Closely linked to the notion of God. : Alexandre Chenevert (): Gabrielle Roy: Books. Dans sa pénétrante étude du réalisme social dans Alexandre Chenevert, Ben- Zion Shek considère la problématique de la non-appartenance (‘nonbelonging’) .

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Alexandre Chenevert raconte la vie d’un petit employe de banque qui est mal aime et malheureux. There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

After teaching in the rural communities of Marchand and Cardinal, where she taught for a year, Roy returned to Saint-Boniface. Vicky Bernard rated it it was amazing Dec 27, Each of these titles has implications that can be justified within the novel but I prefer the original French title.

I usually love Gabrielle Roy’s books but this one I found a little too tedious. Rebecca dePencier rated it liked it Oct 16, Il est condamne a passer sa vie dans un emploi au dessous de ses talents. Glen Farrelly rated it cheneverh it Jun 19, He is exasperating to everyone around him, and even to himself.

Sophie rated it liked it Aug 26, The terms ‘vertical’ and ‘horizontal’. This is a glimpse into mid-century working class Montreal, before universal public health care, during a time when workers had few rights, and the social services network was not yet fully developed. Oct 11, Czarny Pies rated it really liked it Recommends it for: University of Toronto Quarterly.


Ami rated it did not like it Apr 02, I don’t know if it could have been done, but as a short story I think I qlexandre have borne it better. Meagan rated it it was amazing Jul 23, Thanks alexandee telling us about the problem. Life didn’t balance out on the books the way he thought it should.

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Et pouvait-il en etre autrement d’ailleurs de la part d’une auteure qui n’ecrivait pas dans un but de publication mais qui n’en etait pas moins rompue au metier d’ecrivain?

Une ‘ecriture de la compassion’ n’est pas forcement une belle ni alexandrw neuve ecriture. Socken’s traditional approach is especially evident in the chapter ‘Morality,’ where he uses excerpts from the novel almost exclusively as the basis for his interpretation ofthe protagonist’s personal development, which leads to self-knowledge, a positive relationship with his fellow humans, and, finally, acceptance of his place in this world.

Darren Clever rated it really liked it Jan alexanre, Cependant il constate qu’il ne peut y rien faire. Her mother and father, then, were relatively old at the alxandre of her birth — 42 and 59 respectively.

Socken concludes that’Alexandre Chenevert is a literary symbol ofman’s love for his fellow man. Hudon despairs because he sees so many like Chenevert and does not have the capacity to cure them all. The Church, which in Quebec was almost always the Roman Catholic Church, exerted enormous influence and control, especially over the poor and working class.


I loved this book when I read it for the first time in a first-year Canadian literature class at Carleton University. Finally, Socken provides a list of Alexandre Chenevert variants, which adds little to our knowledge of the novel, since the variants seem to be almost exclusively of chenevvert minor stylistic nature.

The title of the English translation of this novel is “The Cashier” while the tile of the French original is “Alexandre Chenevert”. However, Socken points out how, transcending this level But this happens with widely varying degrees of success.

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Lists with This Book. However, do not lapse into despair. Trivia About Alexandre Chenevert. Spending between and in Britain and France, the fluently bilingual Roy studied acting for six months before concluding chehevert she did not desire to pursue a career in the theatre.