Roland Michel Tremblay Official Website, Author
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Anarchy, existential crisis, revolution, spirituality and knowledge are references that come back a lot in the work of Roland Michel Tremblay. He has cumulated novels, essays, short stories, plays and even a scenario for a film. Like any young author he is waiting patiently for his first real publications.
Meanwhile some pages of The Anarchist have been published in a book called "Les Saisons Littéraires" (The Literary Seasons) (April 1997, No 10, Guérin Éditeur) in Canada and some pages of The Eclectism have been published in the same book-magazine (Winter 1997-1998, No 13). These pages of The Anarchist have been published in a book called Les poètes québécois d'aujourd'hui 1994-1997 (The Québec's poets of today) (Guérin, Éditeur ltée, 1998, Montréal, Québec, Canada). The Eclectism is also getting published three chapters at a time in a magazine called "L'Universel", the first nine chapters have already been published and all the text in these magazines will eventually appear in a book (Éditions Universelles, Alphen aan den RIJN, The Netherlands, April and July 1998, http://home.wxs.nl/~edivlist). Other poems of The Anarchist have been published in ENVOL, Revue de Poésie (Vol. VI, No 2, 1998, Les Éditions du Vermillon, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, email@example.com). Also, the author has a contract with a French publisher for The Revolution, but has not signed yet.
Roland Michel was born in 1972 in Québec city in Canada and has growned up in a very beautiful region in the north called Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean. He has studied French litterature and philosophy in Ottawa and at La Sorbonne in Paris. He lives now in London where he writes and study at the University of London. It is a matter of time and perhaps meeting the right people that will make him start his life as an author.
For the moment you can only read, in English, the published pages of The Anarchist (and
only if you do ask me for the exact URL since it has brought me some problems at work). I
wish I could at least give you an extract of each of the texts in English, and I am
getting there, everything is getting translated at the moment.
of the Universe! How Einstein's Theory of General Relativity, Quantum Mechanics and the
Superstring Theory can change the Universe conceptualised by Einstein and Newton. Just a
word: please do not put me in a mental institute, all this is just hypothesis... for now
And do not miss the planned Science Fiction Novel based on the theory:
A group of
scientists send a ship with its crew into the very small, reaching the very large. This is
the implications and the applications of the Shrinking Theory. What will it change? What
can be invented considering the theory? (The English is terrible at the moment, but it
will be corrected soon by a professional).
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The Voice of the Truth is
composed of three parts. The first, Through The Green Fields, is characterised by short
stories concerning truth and liberty. The second part is named Letters of R.M. and
approaches the difficulty in accepting learned values. Finally, the third part, The Voice
of the Truth, is the Four Pillars that symbolize the voice of the authority, a truth that
listeners will hear, interpret, then will forget. Nevertheless, this divided truth will
become the essence of all society.
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The Revolution, by its
poetical prose, shows the progress of René in his loves and social success that will take
him to a larger finality : the discovery of the end of the ocean. He abandons therefore
his fellows to embark on the ocean to the discovery of his finality. He emits hypotheses
on the Universe, but ignores even the circularity of the Earth. Nevertheless he will
discover the end of the ocean by his own alienation. He is then capable of creating his
own insular universe, to make the revolution, to become a God and to establish his new
humanity. The Revolution shows how, as humans, we try to develop a huge philosophy without
being able to see what the Universe is really about.
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Click here for a Québec version
Theatre I is inspired from an abandoned village around St. John's Lake in Quebec. The first play, The Legend of Jalbert's Valley, is an historical reconstitution of a ghost village. A true haunted village legend is then posed. This legend actualizes the closing down of one factory of the past to the closing down of all the industries based in the region of Saguenay-St. John's Lake of today. Through its poetry and its musical parts, the second play exists in two versions: Antoine and Antonia. The first version redefines the traditional family in a religious way in an incarnate drama by a cast that seems dead in appearance while they ask only to live. This represents the way some marginal people live. Antonia is a rather light and comic adaptation of Antoine.
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Waiting for Paris is the
fictionalized traditional version of the Underground. The novel is to the third person
singular and presents a young man fond of two women. Between Ottawa, Paris and New York,
he has to make choices and to attempt to realize his dreams.
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Underground is an
inspired fiction of the life of the author. It concerns a young student who finishes his
studies at the University of Ottawa and who dreams of Paris and New York. He will attempt
to benefit from the social security after a summer job that proved disastrous, finally he
will find himself in Paris continuing his studies. It is then that he discovers a secret
society that is active inside a closed station of Underground near the catacombs under the
park Montsouris. The interest of the book is the style in which it is written.
"Today I have
discovered something extraordinary, phenomenal and unbeliavable that has changed my life!
I am descending the escalator of the Picadilly Circus Underground station and I float
literally. A fresh wind of revival comes to me, transporting me to the other side of the
ocean, making me question everything and opening me to many different avenues: I DO NOT
BELONG TO THE GENERATION X! Would it be possible to have a day better than this? Because
this generation, according to critics, is born between 1961 and 1971. Tadam! I am born in
1972! Oh, pardon me, but that changes everything! That means I don't need to panic. I do
not belong to a lost generation. I have nothing to do with these people who have dozed off
looking at the TV of the baby boomers and that have forgotten that they had a destiny to
accomplish. Therefore there is no need for sentiments of culpability, the world is open
ahead of me, it is up to me to act. I am the God of my generation because I am going to
create it at this instant. Well, I say, everyone born after 1971, I declare you are of the
new generation Y, the generation that will be active during the next millennium. It is our
turn now to decide what is good and what is bad, to see of who we want to integrate with
us in our projects and our programs. Because there is a generation gap, and if this is not
us that have built this ditch, it is to us to interact together to take the place that we
deserve and that will not be given to us."
Third and last shutter of
the trilogy of autobiographical fictionalized novel. This time it is the universe of
Toronto, New York, London and Brussels that is depicted. Adventures of a youth in the
bars, pubs, clubs, within different relationships, the alcohol and the drugs,
prostitution, saunas and then what again. The idea is to create the myth of the miserable
and poor author in a handwriting that grips. Emotions, sensitivity, philosophy of life,
everything is there, the author can die at the end of his work.
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Denfert-Rochereau is a
novel that tells the story of a Paris in destruction by the war in parallel of the end of
three villages of the Saguenay-St. John Lake in Québec. A young man enclosed in the
catacombs of Paris attempt to reach the plenitude by the discovery of God. While he knows
that he is going to die soon, he lives nevertheless a rebirth that coincides with the
birth of some villages very far from him. But some people will make him believe that above
Paris is on fire, thus its visions will relate to the destruction of villages of Jalbert's
Valley (desertion), St. John's Vianney (unstable land) and St. Cyriac (flood). It is
through the history of his ancestors that the young man will understand the multiple
segregations that form in collectivities, small secret societies of knowledge that no one
can easily penetrate. Like for example universities, professional associations, religious
movements, philosophy, politics, justice and even cooking. The novel shows that the
initiation is never happening without liberty and loss of identity. It is a Novel of
initiation, at the limit of the esoteric plane that describes the universe of a religious
sect by demonstrating that the society in general is functioning on the same principles.
french version by clicking on the title...
I need to work the form
of this scenario before I present a definitive version to Anne Hébert. She is the most
celebrated author of Québec, has won many book prizes in France and in Canada, and she
lived most of her life in Paris. Her publisher, les Éditions du Seuil in Paris, is
positive to this production. The viewpoint of Anne Hébert, however, is more difficult.
She remembers the disagreeable experience that has ended in court concerning the
cinematographic adaptation of another of her book, Les Fous de Bassan. She hesitates and
demands to see the adaptation before she says yes. Then, at the current stage, I ignore
whether this scenario will be able to reach the screens of cinemas. The story is about a
sister in a convent who suddenly discovers her childhood through visions of the past where
she was living with her parents in the mountains. She discovers very strange abilities
that comes from her mother and this new sort of power will bring the damnation of the
convent. The scenario of the film proposes black and white for every scene in the convent,
like it was a prison. And color for every vision of the childhood of Sister Julie. This
should bring the poetry of the life of her ancestors living in a wooden shed in the
reach an english translation of the published pages by asking me the exact URL
Click here for the whole French version!
Black poetry, if we can define The Anarchist is like that. Scandalous book, comic in certain parts, that resumes the traditional speech of the No Future without sinking nevertheless in the dullness. Can we still move masses? Can we again motivate a generation to accomplish some concrete things? Can we still scandalize people and create a legend? If it is necessary to describe a generation, we should not go there through several different paths, it is necessary to aim at the target. What is anarchic in fact is perhaps only the common reality to all. Otherwise, it is where the anarchy begins.
pages already written, you can read all about it in French by clicking on it.)
Novel with an anti-hero
who accomplished himself in the universe of the drugs, sex and clubs of London. The
complete story of the immorality is passing by. Back rooms of bars, sexual abuse,
exploitation, the grip without mercy of a rich owner of a café called The Box located on
the Seven Dials at Covent Garden. A sad demonstration of human limits, but equally the
creation of a modern boiling London. A generation without future that lives without God,
without pity, drugged to full capacity for days without seeing their own existence. The
day of the awakening is death. Until, at least, Raymond becomes schizophrenic and
alienated. That makes it possible for him to transpose his mind to another corresponding
life in a parallel universe (so he thinks anyway). Therefore Raymond is finding himself in
a situation where he can change his universe, but he will have to learn to change his own
personnality if he wants to maintain together the different elements of his existence.
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The Eclectism is a
philosophical essay that follows no program or precise plan. One learns there to
reconsider the universe in its entirety until the points of reference exist no more. It is
an absolute questionning of everything, where time, space and thought interact to create a
world of ideas more real than the daily life. With for creation, in our imagination, each
of us is the God of his own universe. We can control it as long as we learn to become more
aware of it.
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