No Passport: A Discovery of Canada (Paperback)

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A classic of Canadian travel literature, No Passport is Quebecois novelist and broadcaster Eugene Cloutier's account of his discovery of his country. In the mid-1960s, Cloutier travelled from coast to coast, visiting every province as well as the Yukon. He describes his experiences with wit and elegance. The result is an affectionate portrait of a Canada many still recall but which is no more.

About the Author

Eugene Cloutier (1921-1975) was a well-known Quebec author and broadcaster. Educated at Laval University and the Sorbonne, he devoted the bulk of his career to writing novels, television and radio scripts, and travel books. His first novel, Les temoins (1953), was awarded the Prix David and wasfollowed by Les inutiles (1956), which won the Prix du Cercle du livre de France. No Passport is a translation of Cloutier's two-volume account of his cross-Canada journeyings, Le Canada sans passeport (1967). The Oxford Companion to Canadian Literature singled out No Passport for its freshness ofapproach, its openness to new impressions and experience, and its abundance of humorous and telling incidents.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780195434583
ISBN-10: 0195434587
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: February 1st, 2011
Pages: 304
Language: English