Louis Hémon - Péribonka, Québec[
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N 48° 44.477 W 071° 59.172
19U E 280465 N 5402998
Quick Description: Monument érigé en hommage à Louis Hémon, auteur du roman Maria Chapedelaine, par la Société des arts et des sciences de Québec. Monument erected in tribute to Louis Hémon, author of "Maria Chapdeleine," by the Arts and Sciences Society of Québec.
Location: Québec, Canada
Date Posted: 1/11/2021 8:50:54 AM
Waymark Code: WM13MXV
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
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Long Description:
Le texte sur le monument se lit comme suit:

A Louis Hémon
Homme de Lettres
Né à Brest, France
Le 12 Octobre 1880
Décédé à Chapleau, Ont.
Le 8 Juillet 1913

Text written on the monument (Translation)

To Louis Hémon
Man of Letters
Born in Brest, France
October 8, 1880
Died in Chapleau, Ont.
July 8, 1913

"Louis Hémon est un écrivain français, né à Brest, le 12 octobre 1880 et mort dans un accident à Chapleau (Ontario), le 8 juillet 1913), à l'âge de 32 ans. Il doit sa célébrité à son principal roman Maria Chapdelaine écrit en 1912-1913 alors qu'il séjournait au Québec et publié après sa mort, d'abord en feuilleton au début de 1914 à Paris, puis en volume au Québec en 1916, avant la version définitive qui parut aux éditions Grasset en 1921. Ce roman a connu un immense succès commercial et Louis Hémon reste l'écrivain emblématique du Canada francophone par son évocation mythique des humbles paysans défricheurs du début du xxe siècle et de la terre québécoise. Il est d'ailleurs très régulièrement intégré à la liste des écrivains canadiens français, mais un peu abusivement puisqu'il a vécu moins de deux ans au Canada, d'octobre 1911 à juillet 1913."

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Louis Hémon

He was born in Brest, France. In Paris, where he resided with his family, he was enrolled in the Montaigne and Louis-le-Grand secondary schools. A bilingual secretary in several maritime agencies, he collaborated, starting from 1904, in a Parisian sports journal. After his studies of law and oriental languages in the Sorbonne, he moved to London.

In 1911, he moved to Canada, settling initially in Montreal. Hémon wrote Maria Chapdelaine during his time working at a farm in the Lac Saint-Jean region.

Hémon died when he was struck by a train at Chapleau, Ontario. He never saw the widespread publication of his landmark novel.

Since his death, Maria Chapdelaine has been translated into more than 20 languages in 23 countries,[1] while other novels were published posthumously. The work was also celebrated through a series of paintings by renowned Canadian artist, Rajka Kupesic.

Hémon had one daughter, Lydia-Kathleen, from a relationship in England with Lydia O'Kelly.

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