“… gripping and beautifully written. A work of art imbued with desire, loneliness, sadness, suffering but, above all, an ode to life.” – Lettres québécoises
Marie Uguay occupies a special place in Québec literature; her sensual poetry, which sings of the beauty of the world, won her numerous and fervent readers. Journal was written in the years before her death from cancer at only twenty-six and was edited by Stéphan Kovacs. In Journal, prose and poetry respond to each other as Uguay chronicles the last years of her life and the story of an impossible and secret love. A voice of exceptional sensitivity and intelligence, she wrote with a rare power to evoke the very sources of creation.