Éditions du Boréal announced Thursday that poet Jacques Brault has died at the age of 89.
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“It is sad that we learned today of the death of Jacques Brault, born in Montreal in 1933. Poet, novelist, playwright and columnist, who published many articles in the collection “Papiers collés”. We express our deepest condolences to his loved ones,” the publication wrote on social networks.
Jacques Brault established himself as a Quebec poet upon his departure in 1965. remember. It was this collection and his study of the works of Alain Grandbois that won him the Prix Quebec-Paris in 1968.
The Montrealer has won many distinctions, including the prestigious Athanasius-David Prize, which he received in 1986 for his body of work.
Jack Brault is a three-time recipient of the Governor General’s Award for his play When will we be happy?For his novel agony and for his collection of poems Craftsman. In 2013, he won the Victor-Barbeau Prize for his literary essay Paths lost, paths found.
The poet also worked for several years as a professor at the Institute of Medieval Studies and the Department of French Studies at the University of Montreal.
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