• Jean-Paul Riopelle

    October 13, 2019 by

    Fans of American abstract art are likely familiar with Joan Mitchell. The painter is profiled along with several other women artists in Mary Gabriel’s recent book Ninth Street Women (Szalai). But how many of these fans are familiar with the French-Canadian artist Jean-Paul Riopelle, Mitchell’s longtime romantic partner? Probably not many, since, as an article… Read more

  • Kamouraska, by Anne Hébert

    September 9, 2019 by

    New York has a French bookstore, but it doesn’t stock many books by Québécois authors, so when I was in Quebec this summer, I spent a lot of time at the bookstore Pantoute—Québécois for the French expression pas du tout (not at all). Among the novels I brought back with me is Anne Hébert’s Kamouraska,… Read more

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