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Tremblay, Michel 1942-

Overview
Works: 681 works in 2,922 publications in 6 languages and 25,449 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Drama  Biography  Legislative hearings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Novels  Domestic fiction 
Roles: Author, Other, Lyricist, Interviewee, Bibliographic antecedent, Director, Illustrator, Scenarist, Author of dialog, Composer
Classifications: PQ3919.2.T73, C843.54
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The fat woman next door is pregnant : a novel by Michel Tremblay( Book )

98 editions published between 1978 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 951 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven women in a raucous Francophone working-class Montreal neighbourhood are pregnant - only one of them, "the fat woman," is bearing a child of true love and affection
Les belles soeurs by Michel Tremblay( Book )

166 editions published between 1968 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Assembled to paste up a million green stamps, fourteen working-class women gossip, joke, rail against their fate and finally violently unleash their rages and frustrations. 1972
Bonjour, là, bonjour : a play by Michel Tremblay( Book )

63 editions published between 1974 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A young man returns to his loving family after a three-month sojourn in Europe"--Online review
Thérèse et Pierrette à l'école des Saints-Anges by Michel Tremblay( Book )

56 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Therese and Pierrette and the Little Hanging Angel is the second of five novels in Michel Tremblay's Plateau Mont-Royal series, an evocative, magical retelling of the author's own birth, childhood, and adolescence in a working class Montreal neighborhood of eccentrics, dreamers and imaginary characters of mythic proportions." "Three schoolgirls, "Therese 'n Pierrette" and their friend Simone, are caught up in the dark mysteries of their rites of passage: innocence moving into experience; life into birth. Circling around their uncertainties are cold, merciless predators, ready to strike at the slightest sign of weakness - the vicious hypocrisy of the Church, the cruel ignorance of the petty bourgeoisie, and the burning lust of the child molester."--BOOK JACKET
A toi, pour toujours, ta Marie-Lou by Michel Tremblay( Book )

70 editions published between 1971 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Webpage containing full text of the script forever yours Marielou / by Michel Tremblay and translated by Martin Bowman and Bill Findlay
The first quarter of the moon by Michel Tremblay( Book )

38 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It is also the day of final exams at the Ecole Saint-Stanislas where the fat woman's son, a boy who lives inside the books he loves, is in the "gifted" class, and his cousin Marcel, the "mad" family terror, is in the class for "slow learners." Racked by envy at what he sees as Marcel's genius - his ability to create and function in another dimension of reality - the gifted child blanks out during the French exam. The first quarter of the moon - which rises over the final scenes of the novel in which the fat woman's son recognizes and acknowledges his cousin Marcel's genius - is an exquisitely crafted and resonant metaphor for the symbiotic relation between the imaginary and the real, the privileged "educated elite" and the "great unwashed," innocence and experience, sanity and madness
Des nouvelles d'Édouard by Michel Tremblay( Book )

39 editions published between 1984 and 2016 in French and English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Trente-six heures dans le Paris de l'aprs̈-guerre. Trente-six heures au cours desquelles le destin d'Edouard (qui deviendra la duchesse de Langeais) se dčide. Il s'agit du quatrim̈e tome des ##Chroniques du Plateau Mont-Royal##, bien dčrit par Jean Royer (dans ##Le Devoir## du 10 novembre, p. 23): une fiction populaire qu'"incarne les grandeurs et les misr̈es d'une comďie humaine authentique". L'essentiel du roman est constitu ̌par le journal de voyage d'Edouard, adress ̌ ̉sa belle-soeur la "grosse femme". Inǧal. [SDM]
La duchesse et le roturier by Michel Tremblay( Book )

37 editions published between 1982 and 2002 in French and English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pour le plaisir de retrouver en 1947 des personnages qui gravitent autour de la grosse femme de la rue Fabre. Mario Pelletier a bien noté que ce tome est moins dense, d'écriture moins soignée, plus "complaisant" que les précédents, que le "prosélytisme populiste plutôt naïf" de Tremblay "rapetisse sa vision de romancier". Mais l'essentiel n'est pas là: ##La duchesse et le roturier## est avant tout "une plongée étourdissante de verve et de gaieté" dans le monde du théâtre populaire québécois des années 1940 (La Poune, Juliette Pétrie, les soeurs Giroux, etc.)
En pièces détachées : a play by Michel Tremblay( Book )

49 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Sous un éclairage nouveau, surgissent des visages familiers. Les voisines les épient, nous assistons au déroulement de leur vie quotidienne et ils se voient les uns les autres à travers leur folie respective. Une triple vision qui, rapidement, provoque une espèce d'hallucination, un trouble profond où s'engagent simultanément la conscience de chacun et le drame d'une collectivité en état de crise."--Page 4 de la couverture
The real world? by Michel Tremblay( Book )

40 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Théâtre avec sept personnages: quatre femmes, trois hommes
Remember me : a play by Michel Tremblay( Book )

31 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in French and English and held by 416 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pièce mineure dans la production de Tremblay. Le début est d'une lenteur accablante. L'épisode de l'agonie du père est mal intégré, etc. Sujet: deux hommes - un professeur de cégep de 38 ans et un comédien au début de la trentaine - qui se sont aimés, qui ont vécu sept ans ensemble, se retrouvent dans le sous-sol bureau de l'aîné. L'auteur a tenté de faire accéder à l'universel des personnages que la culture réduit souvent "à l'unique dimension de leur être (homo)sexuel" (p. 16). Préface de Guy Ménard, p. 9-24
Albertine en cinq temps by Michel Tremblay( Book )

52 editions published between 1975 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Personnages : 6 femmes
Hosanna by Michel Tremblay( Book )

48 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Middle age couple, a drag queen and a biker bicker, but are in love." -- doollee.com
Damnée Manon, sacrée Sandra : a play by Michel Tremblay( Book )

26 editions published between 1977 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forever yours, Marie-Lou : a play by Michel Tremblay( Book )

26 editions published between 1975 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Presenting both their past and present lives, Carmen and Manon agonize within and between themselves over the relationship between their parents, Leopold and Marie-Lou. The two sisters are torn in their loyalties to a mother who was uninvolved and a father who was emotionally and physically abusive. They struggle with the image of their father as a monster and who has caused a rift between the sisters, who, until a visit to the family home one weekend, have been unable to confront their anger. Scenes from the past reveal the father as a dominant sexual ogre and the mother as submissive, repressed, and resentful. We learn that to alleviate his own frustration, Leopold drove Marie-Lou over a cliff, ridding himself of the constant pain in his life. The two daughters are left with the legacy of torment, as they struggle to identify their father as a monster and then move on with their own lives." -- doollee.com
The red notebook by Michel Tremblay( Book )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in French and English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The year is 1967 - Expo - and everyone else in Montreal is waiting for the great day when they can visit the exotic foreign pavilions. For the characters of The Red Notebook, the second in Tremblay's Notebook trilogy, life in Montreal has shaken off its conservative glumness as a new age arrives. Change is everywhere in the air: politically the Quebec independence movement has been given a major boost by Charles de Gaulle's famous "Vive le Quebec libre!" declaration; and things will never be the same. Celine Poulin, former waitress at the bohemian hangout "Le Select," is now about to start a new job: that of hostess in a bordello just opened by Montreal's famous Madame, Fine Dumas. Its specialty? All the "girls" in "Le Boudoir" are transvestites. Some are old pals of Celine's who'll also be her room-mates after she finally escapes the stifling unhappiness of her family home and moves into their communal boarding house." "Having always maintained that he does not write politics, but fables, Tremblay celebrates how it is possible for Celine to embrace her difference and to flourish in solidarity with a community of others with transcendent eloquence and compassion."--Couv
The city in the egg by Michel Tremblay( Book )

34 editions published between 1969 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les hallucinations d'un jeune Montréalais, fasciné par l'oeuf de verre venu d'Afrique qu'il a reçu en héritage. Un roman de 1969 (le premier de l'auteur) qu'on peut situer dans le fantastique traditionnel, même s'il en constitue une sorte de pastiche. J.L. Trudel a bien noté, en 1995, que l'oeuvre propose une "fusion du folklore, des mythes grecs et de figures lovecraftiennes". Présentation, p. 7-14. Chronologie, p. 185-194 et bibliographie signalétique. Pas d'extraits critiques
Crossing the continent : a novel by Michel Tremblay( Book )

27 editions published between 2007 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten-year-old Rhéauna, recalled home by her mother who abandoned her five years earlier, embarks on an epic train journey from her grandparents' farm in rural Saskatchewan to Montreal. Along the way she makes three stops to visit relatives and learns about life
The driving force by Michel Tremblay( Book )

9 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and French and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With a cruel and disconsolate irony, we come to see that his father's lifelong attempt to mock and censure Claude's work as consisting of nothing but mediocre, misrepresentative lies has been the very driving force behind Claude's compulsion to continue to reveal the "truth" of human relationships as he so desperately wants his father to understand it."--Jacket
The black notebook by Michel Tremblay( Book )

17 editions published between 2003 and 2016 in French and English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the heart of the Latin Quarter, meeting place of marginal characters of all sorts, Celine Poulin works the night shift at a cheap and popular restaurant, the Select, serving hamburger platters and spaghetti and meatballs to student misfits, transvestites, hookers, and queens from the Main - Montreal's colourful Saint-Laurent Boulevard. Hanging out with a theatre company in her off hours, Celine sees opening before her a world where it is not only possible, but even desirable to pretend. When the director offers her a role in The Trojan Women, the die is cast." "The Black Notebook is Celine's diary, her account of her trials and tribulations, her expectations and her cruel disappointments, because this young waitress at the Select has her own dramatic story to tell, even if only to herself: Celine is a midget."--BOOK JACKET
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The fat woman next door is pregnant : a novel
Covers
Les belles soeursBonjour, là, bonjour : a playThérèse et Pierrette à l'école des Saints-AngesThe first quarter of the moonDes nouvelles d'ÉdouardLa duchesse et le roturierEn pièces détachées : a playThe real world?
Alternative Names
Michael Tremblay

Michel Pierre Tremblay

Michel Tremblay

Michel Tremblay Canadees toneelschrijver

Michel Tremblay Canadian writer

Michel Tremblay escriptor canadenc

Michel Tremblay escritor canadiense

Michel Tremblay kanadischer Schriftsteller

Michel Tremblay scriitor canadian

Tramble, Mišel, 1942-

Trāmblīh, Mīshīl 1942-

Tremblay Michel

Tremblay, Michel 1942-...

Tremblay, Michel Pierre

Μισέλ Τραμπλαί γαλλοκαναδός θεατρικός συγγραφέας και μυθιστοριογράφος

Мішэль Трамбле

Трамбле, Мишель

Трамбле, Мишель канадский писатель

טרמבלי, מישל 1942-

ترامبليه ميشيل، 1942-

میشل ترامبله

트랑블레, 미셸 1942-

Languages
French (684)

English (389)

Arabic (16)

German (10)

Catalan (4)

Scots (1)