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Fréchette Louis Honoré

Fréchette Louis Honoré(1839Ч1908)

French Canadian poet and politician, b. Lévis, Que. He worked (1865Ц71) as a journalist in Chicago and while there wrote a volume of poetry entitled La Voix dТun exilé [the voice of an exile] (1866Ц68). Returning to Canada, he served in Parliament (1874Ц78), tried journalism again, and in 1889 received a government clerkship, which he held until his death. His volumes of poetry include Les Oiseaux de neige [snowbirds] (1879), on old Quebec, and La Légende dТun peuple [the story of a people] (1887), an epic of the French Canadians. He was the first Canadian poet to be honored by the French Academy. His collected poems appeared posthumously in 1908.

Canada, 1989, Louis-Honore Frechette


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