Concordia's Thursday Report

Vol. 29, No.2

September 23, 2004


More scholarly books


Françoise Naudillon, an assistant professor in Études françaises, has written a biography of a Haitian expatriate writer titled Entretiens avec Jean Metéllus, des maux du language à l’art des mots.

Metéllus is a prolific writer. From 1978 to 2002, he wrote 20 books, including poetry, romance, drama and essays. Forced to leave Haiti for Paris in 1997 by the Duvallier dictatorship, he nevertheless maintained a strong link with his country through his writing.

Naudillon’s interviews include “les maux du language,” an overview of Metéllus’s reflections on his passion for the great French authors, such as Balzac, Malraux and Aimé Césaire, and some of what Metéllus learned about the French language through his other career as a neurologist.

- Eliane Dandjinou

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Historian Robert Tittler has co-edited, with Norman Jones, A Companion to Tudor Britain, published by Blackwells and the Historical Association (UK).

This 600-page volume of 28 essays attempts to draw a comprehensive picture of British history and culture in the 16th century. It is the only volume in its series to be contracted to editors working outside the UK.