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Hémon, Louis

Other Names: Louis Hémon
Born: 12-10-1880 at Brest, France
Died: 8-7-1913

Summary of Biography

Great French-Canadian novelist, Hemon started his literary career as a journalist for French publications in England. Later he moved to Quebec where he worked as a farm laborer. His coherent and moving style of writing distinguishes him in literary circles.


Louis Hemon was born in 1880 and raised in Paris, where he qualified for the French Colonial Service. Unwilling to accept a posting to Africa, Hemon embarked on a career as a sports writer and moved to London. He sailed for Quebec in 1911 settling initially in Montreal. He wrote Maria Chapdelaine during his time working at a farm in the Lac Saint-Jean region and died when he was struck by a train at Chapleau, Ontario in 1913. Michael Gnarowski has written for Encyclopedia Americana, The Canadian Encyclopedia, The McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of World Biography, and the Oxford Companion to Twentieth-Century Poetry. Gnarowski is professor emeritus at Carleton University in Ottawa.

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Maria Chapdelaine
Maria Chapdelaine

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Maria Chapdelain
Maria Chapdelain

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