par Vanderpelen, Cécile
Référence Revue d'histoire de l'Amérique française, 58, 1, page (3-26)
Publication Publié, 2004
Article révisé par les pairs
Résumé : Although the Roman Catholic Church had an important influence on Quebec cultural and social life during the interwar years, this influence did not have an explicit impact on the province's literature. Indeed, until the creation of the journal La Relève (1934), novels and poems provided only a latent expression of their authors' faith. Writers had no desire to develop a «littérature engagée» in the same vein as the works produced by the Catholic revival in French and Belgium literature during the same period. In an attempt to explain this phenomenon, this study analyses the ties between Quebec's Catholic society and literature - in terms of both literary institutions (journals, awards) and the individual works and authors - by looking at key novels and individuals.