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Anne Hebert

A three-time winner from the Governor General’s Prize, she is most widely known for Le Tombeau des rois, published in 1954, and Kamouraska, published in 1970. Her various other works consist of Les songes en equilibre (poems) and Le temps sauvage (play). Her composing was deeply suffering from two tragic occasions: the 1943 loss of life of her thirty-one-year-old poet cousin, Hector de Saint-Denys Garneau, as well as the 1952 loss of life of her sister, Marie. She originally could not look for a publisher on her behalf poetic masterpiece, Le Tombeau des rois, therefore she payed for the work’s publication herself. She was the little girl of Maurice Hébert, a literary critic and poet. She was created twelve months after fellow Canadian writer and literary award champion Saul Bellow.

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