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Jewish Writer Reviews His Diary And a Wonderful Book Is Born. Review on my novel La Lente découverte de l'étrangeté

By Nancy Snipper, The Chronicle, West End Edition, Montréal

When Victor Teboul was a young boy, he began writing a diary. The time was 1956 when England, Israel and France began the protracted conflict against Egypt over the Suez Canal. At the age of 11, he witnessed his father being shut away in jail and the subsequent expulsion of his family, along with thousands of other Jewish families. Lire la suite

In the semiautobiographical novel, La lente découverte de l’etrangeté, published in Quebec in 2002, Victor Teboul, a Francophone Canadian writer born in Alexandria, describes himself as a “Jew from Egypt” and recalls a childhood experience that occurred after visiting a department store, writes Amr Tawfik Kamal in his doctoral thesis submitted in 2013 at the University of Michigan. Lire la suite 


"Unlike Jabès, Victor Teboul, a French Canadian writer, sees exile not as a state of suffering but as a chance to strengthen Jewish identity. Teboul was born in Alexandria and left Egypt in 1956. He immigrated to Canada in 1963 when he was in his 20s. He has not written a lot but he has produced two remarkable novels Que Dieu vous garde de l’homme silencieux quand il se met soudain à parler and La lente découverte de l’étrangeté.'' Lire la suite

Rachel Marlene Barda discusses La Lente découverte de l'étrangeté in her doctoral thesis submitted at the University of Sydney, in Australia.  

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By Ronald Sutherland, professor in Comparative Literature at l'Université du Québec à Montréal

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Victor Teboul's candid analysis of Myths and images of the Jew in Quebec, published in 1977, created quite a stir. His latest book (Le Jour. Émergence du libéralisme moderne au Québec), a study of the weekly newspaper called Le Jour, which was founded by Jean-Charles Harvey in 1937, deals with an equally controversial subject and is equally thorough and candid.(…) Lire la suite


Can Anti-Semitism in Quebec be rooted out?

by Graham Fraser

It is interesting to note that this fall, the first issue of Jonathan has been published, a French language Jewish publication from the Québec-Israel Committee. The publisher, Victor Teboul, has contributed perhaps more than anyone else to a first reading of antisemitism in Quebec in his book Mythe et images du Juif au Québec. Lire la suite

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In les Juifs du Québec : In Canada We Trust, Réflexion sur l'identité québécoise (L'ABC de l'Édition, $24. 95), Victor Teboul (BA'69) tackles the controversial issue  of Jews and other minorities absence from La Belle Province's memory. While they certainly played a role in Quebec history, he contends these groups are not considered by media and in history books as participants in the building of Lire la suite


par Victor Teboul, Ph.D. (Université de Montréal)

Victor Teboul explores the suppression of critical thinking in Quebec and Canada in his new French-language book Libérons-nous de la mentalité d'assiégé (Accent Grave, $ 19.95). Highlighting the debate around Quebec's proposed Charter of Values, Teboul believes... Lire la suite