Alain Grandbois

Alain Grandbois, CC (May 25, 1900 March 18, 1975) was a Canadian Quebecer poet, considered the first great modern one.

Alain Grandbois
Born(1900-05-25)May 25, 1900
Saint-Casimir, Quebec
DiedMarch 18, 1975(1975-03-18) (aged 74)
Quebec City, Quebec
Notable awardsOrder of Canada

Traveling around the world in 1918-1939 and sharing the hopes and problems of contemporary man, his work combined the themes of exploring the secrets of the world and studying human destiny, the writing and subject matter having a depth and breadth new to Quebec and becoming a model for young poets of the 1950s.

There is a plaque on the house in which he was born.

Selected works

  • Né à Québec: Louis Jolliet (1933)
  • Îles de la nuit (1944)
  • Avant le chaos (1945)



  1. "Lorne Pierce medal citation" (in French). Archived from the original on 2012-02-24.
  2. "Order of Canada citation".
  3. "Prix David citation" (in French).
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