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Ulysse  Landry
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Source: Frenette Funeral Home Obituary


Ulysse Landry was born to Olive (Niles) and Dismas Landry at Dupuis Corner, near Cap-Pelé in Acadie, in 1950. An artist of many mediums, Landry was a self-described “cosmic wanderer, warrior, and planetarian.”

Among the first wave of 1970s Acadian authors, Landry published his first collection of short stories, Tabous aux épines de sang, in 1976. A second collection, L’espoir de te retrouver, followed in 1992. He wrote the play Si on avait su for the Théâtre l’Escaouette in 1988, and published his first novel, Sacrée montagne de fou in 1996. The latter won the Prix France-Acadie in 1997. Subsequently he published the novel Le danse sauvage in 2000, and a third collection of poetry, L’éclosion, in 2001.

In addition to his writing, Landry worked for over 20 years as a composer-musician, and released an album titled Prendre le temps in 1997. His other interests included painting, linguistics, and philosophy.

Ulysse Landry passed away suddenly on 3 November 2008 at his home in Moncton, New Brunswick.

Literary Prizes

Prix France-Acadie - 1997 In recognition of: Sacrée Montagne de fou

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La danse sauvage

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