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Marie Uguay
translated by Jennifer Moxley


ISBN: 9781770867260

Format: Trade Paperback w/ Flaps

Size: 5.5" x 8.5"


  • BIO007000 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Literary Figures

  • BIO033000 BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / People with Disabilities

  • POE024000 POETRY / Women Authors

Price: $24.95

Publication Date: January 27, 2024


“… gripping and beautifully written. A work of art imbued with desire, loneliness, sadness, suffering but, above all, an ode to life.” — Lettres québécoises


Written shortly before her death from bone cancer at the age of twenty-six, Marie Uguay’s Journal weaves together prose and poetry to chronicle her philosophical questioning and her erotic longing for an impossible love. Despite the surgical changes imposed on her body and her mounting loneliness, Uguay’s work evokes a lust for life and a passionate pursuit of artistic ambition. Journal, edited by Stéphan Kovacs and translated by Jennifer Moxley, demonstrates both the maturity of Uguay’s voice and the raw emotions in her writing process, cementing her place in the Québecois literary scene.

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“Both a sombre prelude to death and an exuberant celebration of life, it provides a unique perspective on Quebecois poetry in the 1970s and ’80s … With all its honesty, Journal is a moving account of a brief yet remarkable life.”

Caroline Noël, Literary Review of Canada

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