Sacre Blues An Unsentimental Journey Through uebec (E–pub/E–book) Û Taras Grescoe

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Sacre Blues An Unsentimental Journey Through uebec Free download ´ 0 Winner of the 2000 uebec Writers' Federation First Book Award and the Mavis Gallant Prize for NonfictionA hip enlightening portrait of a place most Canadians find baffling uebec without the politics Why do three million uebecers tune in the same absurd sitcom every week How did they get the nickname pepsis Why does Celine Dion put on a down home accent when she returns to her home province For referendum weary English Canadians uebec is an enigma wrapped in a yawn Taras Grescoe treats the province as an exotic destination He takes readers onto the shuffleboard courts of Flor. What a fun trip through uebec The author is an outsider British Columbian anglo of eatern european heritage but a sympathetic one He sends up a LOT of uebecois sacred cows did you know that 40% of french speaking uebecois are of Irish descent and examines the peculiar uebec style of vulgarity at hilarious length bodily functions ok words relating to the churchnaughty naughty In the end this book is both critical and affectuonate I think the strongest chapters are where he outlines the ways that uebec differs from France AND from North AmericaA uebecois is not a Frenchman but neither is he uite like an American either If you ve never been to uebec this will amuse provoke and make you want to go If like me you ve spent time in la belle province you will ind yourself nodding and saying It s SO true every other page

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Sacre Blues An Unsentimental Journey Through uebec Free download ´ 0 Ida to a francophone country and western festival in rural Mauricie to the café tables of expatriate uebecers in Paris He deconstructs a Montreal Canadiens hockey game explores the stunning diversity of uebec’s newspapers and dismantles Bombardier snowmobiles En route he meets Mohawk Warriors Yiddish speaking French Canadians and the UFO obsessed followers of Raël Informed and incisive Sacré Blues explores the heart of contemporary uebec its love hate relationship with France and the United States; the dance theatre and literary productions celebrated in Europe but litt. Dispensing with the obvious first the book is somewhat dated almost 20 years old but much of the information is historical and contextual and therefore not so prone to an expiration date as some of the author s forays into contemporary cultural studies For my part I felt and feel lucky to have come across this book in a used bookstore in British Columbia as it provided what I wanted a fairly recent single volume survey of uebec culture and history both recent and not so that was written in English Having only recently become aware of my own genealogical ties to the province and having never been there I thought Grescoe s book was an engaging introduction to a region that is as little covered on the west coast of the US as it is vast and complex I found his style to be a nice mix of the erudite and familiar and I identified with his rather sardonic and world weary sense of humor he can be VERY funny I was pleased that the book closed with a chapter that included an interview with the philosopher Charles Taylor a thinker whose work I first encountered when I was first introduced to philosophy in 1982 at UC Irvine and read his lengthy tome on Hegel His later big book The Sources of the Self figured fairly prominently in my doctoral dissertation at Emory and I was reminded again of one of my late undergraduate philosophy mentors Jamil Nammour who encouraged me repeatedly to apply to McGill where Taylor taught While I have no regrets over my decision to pursue graduate studies at my fine alma mater in the much warmer climes of Atlanta reading Grescoe s book does force me down the road of what might have been at least a little

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Sacre Blues An Unsentimental Journey Through uebec Free download ´ 0 Le known here; its fears about distinctness on an increasingly uniform continent Along the way we meet such uebec residents as the playwright Michel Tremblay and the novelist Neil Bissoondath Teleglobe CEO Charles Sirois and the arctic explorer Bernard Voyer the foul mouthed columnist Pierre Foglia and the esteemed philosopher Charles Taylor Sacré Blues serves up a spicy irreverent inside view of this uniue and little known part of North America With side orders of poutine maple syrup and Vachon snack cakes And scarcely a mention of Lucien Bouchard From the Hardcover editio. First off the info in this is not exactly fresh it s from 2000 I found some chapters kind of boring but I really enjoyed the chapters about uebec s culture straddled between North America and Europe language First Nations and winter It was kind of Montreal centric you have to keep that in mind for most of the assumptions and observations the author makes For example I lived in the Bas Saint Laurent region where the uestion of English is not a uestion at all but in huge diverse Montreal it s pretty pertinentThis book would have been A LOT different had it been written post 911 not least because the conclusion implies that the u b cois are feeling closer to Americans than Anglo Canadians Overall it cleared up a few peculiarities I had been wondering about while I was living there I m going to give it to my mother to read so that she understands some things I haven t been able to explain properly


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  1. says: Sacre Blues An Unsentimental Journey Through uebec (E–pub/E–book) Û Taras Grescoe Taras Grescoe ¾ 0 Summary review Sacre Blues An Unsentimental Journey Through uebec

    Sacre Blues An Unsentimental Journey Through uebec (E–pub/E–book) Û Taras Grescoe I am sentimental and this is a pretty good book I dated an almost militant separatist and the day we spent 15 hours or it felt like it

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    Sacre Blues An Unsentimental Journey Through uebec (E–pub/E–book) Û Taras Grescoe I have read some of Grescoe's previous works which is what drove me to this book along with the fact that I was curious to see my native province through a stranger's eyes The bottom line is I'd like to see an updated ver

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    Taras Grescoe ¾ 0 Summary Download Ò PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¾ Taras Grescoe Sacre Blues An Unsentimental Journey Through uebec (E–pub/E–book) Û Taras Grescoe What a fun trip through uebec The author is an outsider British Columbian anglo of eatern european heritage but a sympathetic one He sends up a LOT of uebecois sacred cows did you know that 40% of french speaking

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    review Sacre Blues An Unsentimental Journey Through uebec Sacre Blues An Unsentimental Journey Through uebec (E–pub/E–book) Û Taras Grescoe Highly readable cultural history of uebec I wish I had read it before attending University there It reveals lot about uebecois culture this American anglophone has sadly never heard of

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    review Sacre Blues An Unsentimental Journey Through uebec Sacre Blues An Unsentimental Journey Through uebec (E–pub/E–book) Û Taras Grescoe Download Ò PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¾ Taras Grescoe Dispensing with the obvious first the book is somewhat dated almost 20 years old but much of the information is historical and contextual and

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    Sacre Blues An Unsentimental Journey Through uebec (E–pub/E–book) Û Taras Grescoe It took me forever to find a copy of this book but I'm happy I eventually got to read it Now almost 20 years old it's probably a bit outdated but it was really interesting to read about a culture that is relatively close to me yet rarely written about at least in America The author is an engaging author I loved his book Straphanger Saving

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    Download Ò PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¾ Taras Grescoe Taras Grescoe ¾ 0 Summary Sacre Blues An Unsentimental Journey Through uebec (E–pub/E–book) Û Taras Grescoe An excellent introduction to uebec's history and present day living A bit dated now a bit of a slog but mostly entertaining and informative

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    Sacre Blues An Unsentimental Journey Through uebec (E–pub/E–book) Û Taras Grescoe First off the info in this is not exactly fresh it's from 2000 I found some chapters kind of boring but I really enjoyed th

  9. says: Sacre Blues An Unsentimental Journey Through uebec (E–pub/E–book) Û Taras Grescoe

    Sacre Blues An Unsentimental Journey Through uebec (E–pub/E–book) Û Taras Grescoe I moved to Montreal four years ago and one of the great pleasures of being here is involving myself in a long term casual research project what

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    Taras Grescoe ¾ 0 Summary Download Ò PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ¾ Taras Grescoe Sacre Blues An Unsentimental Journey Through uebec (E–pub/E–book) Û Taras Grescoe A bit disappointing I just loved his book about fish Bottomfeeder I think the intention is to point out the contradictions in uebec society but I found it a bit negative Apparently Grescoe loves uebec Yet it seems like the people are racist against indigenous people illiterate irreligious pretending they aren't cold for six months o

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  • Paperback
  • 328
  • Sacre Blues An Unsentimental Journey Through uebec
  • Taras Grescoe
  • English
  • 01 May 2018
  • 9781551990811