For the Pleasure of Seeing Her Again

Translated by: Linda Gaboriau

For the Pleasure of Seeing Her Again is Tremblay’s homage to his mother, who nurtured his imagination, his reclusive reading habits and his love for the theatre and the arts, yet who did not live to witness the performance of Les Belles Soeurs—the first successful play written in joual with which Tremblay legitimized the Quebecois vernacular in the arts—and the world-wide acclaim for her son’s artistic genius. In a compelling balance of humour and poignancy, Tremblay offers glimpses of himself and his mother at five different stages of their lives together, culminating in his reassurance of his dying mother’s concern for him immediately prior to his spectacular success.

AUTHOR

Linda Gaboriau

Linda Gaboriau is a Montreal-based dramaturge and literary translator. She has worked as a freelance journalist for the CBC as well as the Montreal Gazette, and worked in Canadian and Quebecois theatre. Gaboriau has won awards for her translations of more than 100 plays and novels by Quebec writers, including many of the Quebec plays best known to English Canadian audiences. She is the founding director of the Banff International Literary Translation Centre.

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“a lovely, funny, poignant look at Tremblay’s close relationship with his animated, storytelling mom … Tremblay’s play has all the earmarks of the classic, universally recognized mother-son relationship. … the larger picture and subsequent reach of the piece is wide…”
The Province


“…the nearly 20-year-old script’s success is its universality, achieved by illustrating how a boy is shaped by his mother and her stories. … honest and sweet, managing to stir emotions without leaving us dewy-eyed. … This one doesn’t disappoint.”
Richmond News


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For the Pleasure of Seeing Her Again is Tremblay’s homage to his mother, who nurtured his imagination, his reclusive reading habits and his love for the theatre and the arts, yet who did not live to witness the performance of Les Belles Soeurs—the first successful play written in joual with which Tremblay legitimized the Quebecois vernacular in the arts—and the world-wide acclaim for her son’s artistic genius. In a compelling balance of humour and poignancy, Tremblay offers glimpses of himself and his mother at five different stages of their lives together, culminating in his reassurance of his dying mother’s concern for him immediately prior to his spectacular success.

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Dimensions:

96 Pages
9in * 229mm * 6in * 152mm * 0.25in6mm
120gr
4.25oz

Published:

January 01, 1998

City of Publication:

Vancouver

Country of Publication:

CA

Publisher:

Talonbooks

ISBN:

9780889223899

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