Hector de Saint-Denys GARNEAU

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Author, Poet

CanadianBorn Hector de Saint-Denys GARNEAU

French Canadian poet and painter

Born on June 13, 1912 in Montréal, Québec , Canada

Died on October 24, 1943 in Sainte-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier, Québec , Canada

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Hector de Saint-Denys Garneau was the grandson of the poet Alfred Garneau and great-grandson of the historian Francois-Xavier Garneau. He spent his early years at his family's ancestral manor (which his mother had purchased) in Sainte-Catherine-de-Fossambault (now Sainte-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier), Quebec, where his cousin Anne Hébert was born in 1916.

He has been called Quebec's "first truly modern poet".


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