By Julie Robert
Challenging the legitimacy of affliction as a metaphor for the kingdom, Robert contests interpretations of illness-related literature that experience offered Quebec itself as in poor health. via re-examinations of Quebec novels, healing health problems shatters the semblance of congruency among the state and the physique, countering assumptions approximately national weak spot and victimization. For Quebec specifically, those assumptions have larger implications, as the separatist circulation, regulations of interculturalism, and majority language rights revolve round preserving and protecting Québécois society and its cultural values. Robert skilfully demonstrates a extra nuanced view of ailment via a sequence of analyses concentrating on works of literature from a few of Quebec’s most famous novelists, together with Gabrielle Roy, André Langevin, Denis Lord, Hubert Aquin, Jacques Godbout, Pierre Billon, and Anne Bernard.
Using an interdisciplinary method that engages with nationalism, postcolonial stories, literature, rhetoric, and the clinical humanities, healing health problems explores how relocating past prior diagnoses bargains new insights into nationhood.