A Popular French-Canadian Novelist

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(Signed dj, Reynal & Hitchcock, 1948; translated by Samuel Putnam; indecipherable cover artist and unknown photographer for blurb photo)

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dj, McClelland & Stewart, 1950; translated to English by Mary Finch, no cover artist credited;  originally published in French by Belisle, Editeur, Quebec, 1948. DVD version by Alliance Vivafilm; 1981 International Cinema Corporation; in French only; stars Emile Genest (from the original CBC tv series version)


Originally published as Le crime d’Ovide Plouffe, 1982; the above English ed. McClelland & Stewart, 1984; translator: Alan Brown; dust jacket design: Tad Aronowicz; jacket illustration: Brian Boyd

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dj, McClelland & Stewart, 1955; translated by Harry Lorin Binsse; illustrator uncredited)

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Chapbook: Address to members of the Canadian Club of Montreal by Lemelin, President and Publisher of La Presse on Nov. 6, 1978; also published in French under the title `Plaidoyer pour lèsperance`; La Presse, 1978

Roger Lemelin (1919-1992) was born in Quebec City and had a leg injury in his teens which led him to becoming a writer for life. He worked as a Canadian correspondent for TIME and Life, eventually becoming the publisher of La Presse from 1972-1981. He is most famous as writer of the Les Plouffe novel and the adapted tv series which was broadcast on CBC tv (French and English networks) from 1953-1959. Lemelin was later made a Companion of the Order of Canada in 1980, an Officer of the National Order of Quebec in 1989, and received the French Legion d’honneur in 1990.

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