New PDF release: Asphalte et vodka

By Michel Vézina

ISBN-10: 2764423683

ISBN-13: 9782764423684

Asphalte et vodka, c’est l’histoire de Jean et de Carl, deux jazzmen. C’est aussi los angeles direction, los angeles musique, l’amour, l. a. drogue, l’alcool… et une gown rose saumon, celle de Jayne Mansfield…

Nos voisins du sud diraient sans doute qu’il s’agit d’un highway novel. D’autres parleront probablement d’un «roman du pays», au sens le plus vaste, le plus noble du terme. Une selected demeure, ce roman constitue, jusque dans ses excès, à los angeles fois un remarquable éloge de l’incontournable territorialité qui habite chacun de nous et une somptueuse fête du langage signée Michel Vézina.

Jean et Carl se rencontrent sur le Queen of the Caribeans. Les deux sont trompettistes, les deux sont québécois. Le optimum a 35 ans et tous les ans il se refait sur une croisière. Le moment a seventy five ans et il achève sa carrière, atteint de tout un tas de maladies respiratoires.

La nuit du dernier bal, Carl évoque le désir, avant de mourir, de revoir son village gaspésien natal, quitté 60 ans plus tôt. Jean, un peu saoul et naturellement exubérant, lui suggest de l’y emmener. Carl accepte, en échange de quoi il promet de donner son vieux station à Jean une fois arrivé à destination.

Une véritable épopée débute pour les deux musiciens. Après un court docket arrêt en Louisiane, où Carl fait visiter sa roulotte à Jean dans l’arrière-cour d’un manoir ayant servi de haut lieu de revues vodou, ils prennent enfin l. a. course vers le nord, vers le paradis, vers St. Louis d’Gaspe peninsula. los angeles première nuit, ils s’arrêtent dans un parking de bar de campagne. Ils y rencontrent un sosie d’Elvis qui les saoule pour mieux leur voler tout leur argent et toute leur dope. Le reste du voyage se fera dans l. a. douleur et los angeles recherche d’argent pour manger, dormir et subvenir aux besoins en opiacés du vieux Carl…

De big apple à Matapedia en passant par Montréal, Trois-Pistoles et Rimouski, les deux trompettistes se raconteront les rêves qui les gardent en vie. Amour, course, drogue et rock’n roll…

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Caen 1978) Elsewhere in the same year she suggests that Wittgenstein was essentially a ‘structuralist’ and goes on to suggest why by using a familiar metaphor when considering the relationship between structuralism and literature: ‘The writer must realize that he lives and moves within a “significanceworld”, and not think that he can pass through it or crawl under the net of signs’ (Magee 1978). In her 1987 introduction to the reissue of Sartre she suggests that Derrida ‘exposes philosophical fallacies which were earlier the target of Wittgenstein’ (S 37).

5 The beginning and ending of this century are distinguished, as Henry Sussman has said, by ‘a firm sense, as firm as possible, of the linguistic constitution of reality, and the conceptual systems erected to qualify, modify, and contain it’ (Sussman 1990: 130). But while representation was considered problematic at the modernist end of the century, I would contend that it is only in the postmodern age that it really enters a phase of crisis. After the Second World War powerful strands of anti-humanist thought from structuralism to poststructuralism and postmodernism were starting to make their influence felt.

His first category conforms to what we might identify as the ‘late modernist’ strand in twentieth-century fiction, which continues to use the retrospective mode to facilitate introspection in the manner of modernists like Proust, Conrad and Ford Madox Ford. The modernist preoccupations with consciousness and time lend themselves to an inquiry into the relationship of the individual, or a group of individuals, to their past, and continues well into the post-war period, as we can conclude from one of its dominant forms, the roman fleuve: C.

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