Norman R. Beaupré
photo by Nick Cowenhoven
Norman Beaupré was born in Southern Maine and grew up speaking French in Biddeford, Maine. He did his undergraduate studies at St. Francis College in Biddeford Pool and then moved on to Brown University for graduate work and received his Ph.D. in French literature in 1974.
In 2000, he became Professor Emeritus after 30 years of teaching Francophone and World Literature at the University of New England. Traveling extensively, he spent two sabbaticals in Europe where he got the inspiration for several of his books.
Beaupré writes in French and in English. His first book, L'Enclume et le Couteau - the Life and Works of Adelard Coté, was published in 1982 by the National Materials Development Center in
In 2011, Beaupre released, Simplicity in the Life of the Gospels, which brings to Christian spirituality a literary perspective cultivated through thirty years of teaching and Madame Athanase T. Brindamour. Suite a La Souillonne, vient Brindamour, la raconteuse, qui, elle aussi, raconte ses histoires en dialecte franco-américain. In French.
Beaupré, has just launched Cajetan the Stargazer, his 17th book, a novel dealing with the building of medieval cathedrals. It’s essentially the story of a man called Cajetan who grows up to be a builder of cathedrals having followed the steps from apprentice to journeyman to master architect.
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