On August 9, 1948, a manifesto signed by 16 Quebecers rejected the conservatism of Quebec society. Here’s a historical twist in articles and photos.
A statement in validation mode
With its reputation for immature modernism, as we sometimes abbreviate it, was this manifesto a prophetic speech that ended the great darkness and opened the way for a peaceful revolution? Nowadays, its re-reading brings nuances.
In the path of original copies
The original version Universal denial There are 400 numbered copies. “It’s wise to get a copy as soon as possible,” he said le Canada August 16, 1948, in reference to this limited edition. Where did the original copies go? What is the value? Pres He went looking for them.
Signed the election manifesto
Sixteen people – nine men and seven women – signed the Refus Global Statement. Journalist André Duchesne presents them in a few words.
Report, on loose sheets
Maurice Perron and eds. Mitra-Maith, Claude Gouvreau, The prism of the eye… Here it is Universal denial In spare parts.
Some echoes of his media reception
initiation Universal denial It provoked diverse, divided opinion in Quebec newspapers and magazines. We found some of these words from digital archives of newspapers.
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