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Sep 17, 2013
| ISBN 9781551996233
Sep 17, 2013 | ISBN 9781551996233
Written as a screenplay, Hamlet’s Twin chronicles the unusual honeymoon of a contemporary young couple, Nicholas and Sylvie Vanhesse, as they travel to Norway, and, eventually, to a mythical archipelago near the North Pole. Nicholas, while playing Fortinbras in a television production of Hamlet, becomes obsessed with the thought that Fortinbras was Hamlet’s estranged twin. His trip to Norway becomes a symbolic journey towards claiming his own rights and achieving his own revenge. Hubert Aquin’s Hamlet’s Twin is as tragic and as full of self-conscious riddles as its namesake.
Hubert Aquin was born in Montreal in 1929. In the 1960s, Aquin became involved in the Quebec independence movement, and wrote his most celebrated work, Prochain Episode (1965). Aquin refused the 1969 Governor General’s Award for political reasons. His other… More about Hubert Aquin
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