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CFHSS congratulates Yannick Roy, Governor General Literary Awards finalist

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Tuesday, October 2, 2012

The Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences is pleased to congratulate Yannick Roy for qualifying as a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Awards for his ASPP-supported  book, La révélation inachevée : le personnage à l’épreuve de la vérité Romanesque, published by Presses de l’Université de Montréal.

About the book: “Long considered frivolous, the novel, at least since Don Quixote, has curiously turned against itself in the name of the reality it was originally criticized for avoiding. It has nonetheless remained, discreetly, true to its origins, i.e. to lies and illusions. Through the work of Cervantès, Balzac, Flaubert, Valéry and Kundera, the author shows that all novelists concede to their characters the mystery of their freedom.”

The Awards for Scholarly Publications Program provides funding to help authors and academic presses publish scholarly books that make a significant original contribution to knowledge in the humanities and social sciences in Canada.

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