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Politically Committed Literature

We say a work is "politically committed" when it presents the opinions or positions of its author on a given subject. By means of his text, a writer can criticize aspects of society, denounce a situation or defend a cause close to his heart.

Among the figureheads of politically committed literature in France, Victor Hugo often criticized capital punishment, Émile Zola took a courageous stand in the much celebrated Dreyfus Affair, and closer to us, Paul-Émile Borduas published the subversive "Total Refusal". In Quebec, politically committed literature enjoyed an important rise during the "Revolution tranquille", when a good number of artists questioned, among other things, the role of art in society.

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