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Roger Fournier fonds. - 1954-1989. - 3 m of textual record. - 22 drawings.

Biographical Sketch

Novelist Roger Fournier was born in Saint-Anaclet, near Rimouski, Quebec in 1929. He studied at the Séminaire de Rimouski and the Université Laval (B.A., 1954). He began his career as a producer and writer with Radio-Canada. He also studied directing in Europe in 1957. Fournier has contributed to numerous newspapers and magazines, produced feature films, and published short fiction, essays and novels, including Les Cornes sacrées, for which the Académie française awarded him its Prix Louis-Barthou. He also received the Prix France-Canada and the Governor General's Literary Award in 1982 for Le Cercle des arènes, as well as, the Prix Arthur-Buies for the body of his work.

Scope and Content

The first accession, created between 1964 and 1984, contains the majority of the author's written work from his first novel, La Destruction des sentiments, to Pour l'amour de Sawinne, published in 1984. The fonds also contains published and unpublished short fiction; plays; texts for the press and radio; television and film scripts; correspondence; newspaper articles; and a series of records pertaining to Gilles Vigneault, however, there are a few gaps: manuscripts of the novels, À nous deux! and L'Amour humain, and an essay, Gilles Vigneault, mon ami, may no longer exist. The second accession [1990-13], in which the records date from 1954 to 1989, contains synopses, television scripts, typescripts, a journal dated from 1954 to 1955, educational records, notes and correspondence.

Immediate Source of Acquisition: acquired from the author in 1986 and 1990. [1986-06, 1990-13]

Language: material in the fonds is in French.

Restrictions: none.

Finding Aid: finding aid available.

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