Jean-Pierre April Biography

This Biography consists of approximately 17 pages of information about the life of Jean-Pierre April.
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In his 1979 essay "Perspectives de la science-fiction québécoise" ("Perspectives on Quebec Science Fiction") Jean-Pierre April wrote: "Au pays du paradoxe l'oxymoron est roi" (In the land of paradox, the oxymoron is king). This statement highlights two fundamental traits of April's writing: its grounding in Quebec, land of paradox made up of settlers and fur traders, federalists and separatists, Americanophiles and Americanophobes; and its love of oppositions, contradictions, and heterogeneity. Some critics have seized on the notion of oxymoron to characterize April's writing; others have spoken of his neobaroque style, and in "Post-SF: Du postmodernisme dans la science-fiction québécoise des années 80" (Post-SF: On Postmodernism in Quebec Science-Fiction of the 1980s, 1992) April affirmed that his work coincides with the postmodern movement in literature. Considered one of the great pioneers of Quebec science-fiction, April made his first contribution to the genre...

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