$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.
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
|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 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|