By Marcelle Brisson
Très connue dans les milieux féministes et de l'écriture, Marcelle Brisson demeure malheureusement méconnue du grand public. Son récit autobiographique permettra sans doute de mieux faire connaître cette determine généreuse et influente du Québec contemporain.
Marcelle Brisson est une determine à los angeles fois emblématique et singulière du monde intellectuel québécois. D'abord guidée par une quête de l'absolu qui pendant 10 ans lui fera emprunter los angeles voie religieuse (durant toute cette période elle mènera l. a. vie bénédictine de façon exemplaire), elle finira, à l. a. suite d'une grave dépression, par demander à Rome d'être relevée de ses voeux.
Sortie du monastère, elle emprunte radicalement los angeles voie laïque. Diplômée de philosophie, engagée socialement et politiquement, elle oeuvrera sans restrict dans un enseignement démocratique et destiné à l. a. majorité. Même si sa diplomation lui ouvrait les portes de l'université, elle persista dans un enseignement collégial qui marqua plusieurs générations de cégépiens québécois. Dès 1969, sa rencontre avec le grand philosophe français Mikel Dufresne est déterminante. C'est le début d'une histoire d'amour accompagnée de lettres et de rencontres. Elle le rejoint en France en 1991 et partagera sa vie à Paris jusqu'à sa mort en 1995.
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When my classmates discussed ski vacations, I nodded as though I knew where Breadloaf was and tried to see the logic in wearing a down jacket with no sleeves during the winter. I wanted to ask, Aren’t your arms cold, too? Going five class periods without seeing a face like mine is not that big a deal, I told myself. I tried to call someone a “spaz” without it sounding ridiculous, but it always did. At first, it wore me out, made me grateful when I got off the bus downtown in a world that didn’t 35 No Place Safe Kim Reid expect anything more of me than what I was.
Hips dipping low and slow to match the beat. “I know. But I can’t help it. ” I wondered if that was true. I wondered if the boy from the skating rink had a girlfriend, if they’d slow-dragged one night and felt certain they’d be slow-dragging forever. “Forget all that tonight. It’s my birthday party. ” I listened to Peaches and Herb croon about how good it was to be together while I swayed slow and low against Kevin, certain I understood what they meant, thinking I was grown. I breathed in his scent, some cologne he probably borrowed from his father mixed with a little sweat that comes from the warmth of a basement full of teenagers dancing slow.
Ma put her hand into her purse. I was scared then, and realized I should be distracting Bridgette from what was going on, but I couldn’t help watching. “I’m making it my business. ” “It’s okay, he’s my man. ” I could tell from her shaky voice and her swollen face that nothing about her was all right. “Look, I want you to come with me,” Ma said to the woman. ” Before he could take two steps, Ma raised her purse in front of her, her hand still inside of it. ” I wasn’t sure if Ma was really carrying, she didn’t always when she was off-duty, but her voice must have sounded like she was.
Le Roman vrai by Marcelle Brisson