War Cantata / Child Object ebook

By Larry Tremblay & Chantal Bilodeau
Translated by Keith Turnbull

War Cantata / Child Object ebook
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War Cantata looks at ways the impulse for violence is transmitted from one generation to the next; for example, when a father teaches his son hatred to transform him into a soldier impervious to pity. Without focusing on a particular battle or soldier, this harsh, intense, choral ... Read more


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War Cantata looks at ways the impulse for violence is transmitted from one generation to the next; for example, when a father teaches his son hatred to transform him into a soldier impervious to pity. Without focusing on a particular battle or soldier, this harsh, intense, choral text builds the rhythmic power of words to expose war's spiral toward hatred.

Reviews

"This is a powerful work, mesmerizing, painful."
– Karyne Lefebvre, CBC/Radio-Canada

 

"It is rough, it's brutal, it comes as a string of gunshots ..."

– Annie-Soleil Proteau, CBC/Radio-Canada

"With War Cantata, Larry Tremblay delivers a great theatrical text that talks about the mechanics of hatred: hard, visceral, and uncompromising ..."

– Yves Rousseau, LeQuatrième.com

"With a vocabulary that does not fear ugliness and vulgarity, Larry Tremblay creates a state of emergency without wallowing in pathos. His writing digs into pain while providing relevant reflection. In its happy fusion between emotion and thought, he traces the contours between commitment and poetry ... [between] the weight of savagery and the hardness of a crippled civilization."

– Olivier Dumas, Montheatre.qc.ca

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