Any Time at All and Other Stories

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McClelland & Stewart, 1993 - 219 pages
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In the extraordinary stories of this collection, random events interrupt seemingly quiet lives, forcing people to accept consequences and make choices. Whether exploring the complexity of female sexuality or the horror of urban violence, Marshall’s fiction is always a passionate engagement with contemporary life.

This original New Canadian Library collection brings together 12 of Marshall’s best stories, including two stories here published for the first time.

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This is a surprisingly eclectic series of short stories, drawn from almost 50 years of writing. It's bewildering to see how mentalities change in such a short time and while Marshall's stories are ... Consulter l'avis complet

Table des matières

The Little White Girl
11
The Accident
23
The Heights
34
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À propos de l'auteur (1993)

Timothy Findley was born in 1930. A native of Toronto, Canada, novelist and playwright Timothy Findley initially embarked upon an acting career. Findley worked for the Canadian Stratford Festival and later, after study at London's Central School of Speech and Drama, he toured Britain, Europe, and the United States as a contract player. While performing in The Matchmaker by Thornton Wilder, Findley was encouraged by the playwright to write fiction. Influenced by film techniques, Findley's first novel, The Last of the Crazy People (1967) is a penetrating look at a family of "emotional cripples" from a child's perspective. With his character Hooker, Findley captures the irrational logic of a child's mind without treating childhood sentimentally.The Butterfly Plague followed in 1969. The Wars (1978), Findley's most successful novel, has been translated into numerous languages and was made into a film. The Wars uses the device of a story-within-a-story to illustrate how a personality transcends elemental forces even while being destroyed by them. In 1981 Famous Last Words was published. This fictionalization of Hugh Selwyn Mauberley by Ezra Pound, a work that was already a "fictional fact," examines fascism. In Not Wanted on the Voyage (1984), Findley rewrites the story of Noah's Ark by giving voices to women, children, workers, animals, and folklore creatures, all of whom question Noah's authority. The novel turns into a parable that seems to challenge imperialism, eugenics, fascism, and any other force that endangers human survival. Again repeating an earlier text, Findley turns to Thomas Mann's Death in Venice to write The Telling of Lies (1986). This novel draws parallels between World War II atrocities and contemporary North America, which Findley sees as a metaphoric concentration camp. Findley died on June 20, 2002 in Provence, France

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