By Scott Symons,Christopher Elson
Originally released in 1967, Combat magazine for position d’Armes, set in Montreal, was once at first met with surprise and anger by means of such a lot reviewers. As D.H. Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover as soon as had, it challenged the attitudes and morals held via most folk in its time concerning lifestyles and literature. regardless of this preliminary response, the radical earned writer Scott Symons the Beta Sigma Phi top First Canadian Novel Award and went directly to be considered as one of many "most vital statements approximately Canadian ingenious lifestyles within the 1960s."
Both a learn of the emergence of a character’s precise self via his gay reviews and his severe exam of Canadian, and particularly French-Canadian, tradition and traditions, Place d’Armes used to be named one of many best hundred most vital books in Canadian heritage. Peter Buitenhuis, the past due autho ran dformer head of Simon Fraser University’s English division, has written that Symon’s novel is "a defiant attack at the Canadian Bourgeois mentality" that "celebrates human sexuality and spirtuality with all of the gusto that language can command."
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Combat Journal for Place d'Armes: A Personal Narrative (Voyageur Classics) by Scott Symons,Christopher Elson