L'éleveur d'étalons : traduction en français de The Studhorse Man de Robert Kroetsch
The subject of this thesis is the translation into French of The Studhorse Man , by Robert Kroetsh , a novel for which its author won the Governor General's Literary Award in 1969. Wild, inventive, bizarre. The Studhorse Man chronicles the odyssey of Hazard Lepage, an Acadian from Prince Edward island arrived in the West twenty and some years ago, whose impossible dream was to create the perfect horse through Poseidon, his superb virgin stallion and last of his breed. The Odyssey is told by Demeter Proudfoot, a madman who reads and writes naked in his empty bathtub. Martha Proudfoot, Demeter's cousin and heroine of this lustful tale, is dead opposed to Hazard's obsession and has opposed it ever since she and Hazard were engaged thirteen years ago. The Studhorse Man is a tale about life, about the male sex organ, about potency and impotency , a link with the desire to live more than simply survive in the West, within a territory to construct and deconstruct, before having it come back to life anew.