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The Life and Works of Éva Circé-Côté

By Andrée Lévesque  Translated by Lazer Lederhendler  


$27.96 – Available for purchase on October 16th, 2017

Poet, playwright, and librarian, Éva Circé-Côté was a prolific journalist writing for progressive newspapers under a number of pseudonyms. As a feminist and a freethinker who fought for equality and secularism, she offers a non-conformist perspective on Quebec society and politics in the first four decades of the twentieth century.

Freethinker is translated from the 2011 Clio prize winner, Éva Circé-Côté, libre penseuse, 1871–1949.

  • Paperback / softback, 360 pages
  • ISBN 9781771133319
  • Coming October 2017


This beautifully written and argued book sheds new light on Montreal’s cultural “avant-garde.” Her perspectives on everything from war through nationalism will overturn many readers’ understandings of Quebec ideas and society over the late 19th and early 20th centuries. It is a stunning contribution to the history of Canadian and Quebec women.

– Bettina Bradbury, professor emerita, History and Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies, York University

Table of Contents

Chapter I Woe To that Woman By Whom the Offence Cometh
Chapter II Woman of Letters On the Cusp of the Century
Chapter III Socially Committed City-Dweller In A Country At War
Chapter IV Enlightened Citizen
Chapter V To Live Is To Fight
Chapter VI Liberalism
Chapter VII Religion
Chapter VIII Patriotism, French Canadians, and Others
Chapter IX Feminisms: Social Reforms and Women's Rights
Chapter X The Right to Work and Women's Work
Chapter XI Conclusion

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