Notebook of Émile Nelligan

Rare and exceptional notebook of 212 pages (including covers), meticulously covered with fine miniature writing in the poet's hand.

This notebook was started in August 1913, when Émile Nelligan was already interned at the St-Jean-de-Dieu Hospital.

This is a collection of popular songs, hymns, extracts from novels, poems, plays, including “The Hound of the Baskervilles,” “Little Dorrit,” “The Count of Monte Cristo,” “The Lady aux Camelias”, and “Mamzelle Trottinette”.

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Emile Nelligan

Émile Nelligan is a romantic and symbolist poet born in Montreal, whose work has left its mark on Quebec poetry.

Dedicated to a brilliant career as a poet through his precocious and exceptional talent, he unfortunately suffered a tragic fate: suffering from psychoses very early in his life, he was interned at the dawn of his twenties, at the Saint-Benoît-Joseph retirement home. -Labre from 1899 to 1925 and at the Saint-Jean-de-Dieu Hospital until his death in 1941.