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by Timothy Findley

eBook The wars ePub
Author: Timothy Findley
Language: English
ISBN: 0772011885
ISBN13: 978-0772011886
Publisher: Clarke, Irwin; First Edition edition (1977)
Pages: 226
Category: Genre Fiction
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 828
Formats: mobi lit doc txt
ePub file: 1589 kb
Fb2 file: 1959 kb

TIMOTHY FINDLEY (1930–2002) was one of Canada’s most compelling and best-loved writers

TIMOTHY FINDLEY (1930–2002) was one of Canada’s most compelling and best-loved writers. He is the author of The Wars, which won the Governor General’s Award and established him as one of Canada’s leading writers, as well Pilgrim and The Piano Man’s Daughter, both finalists for the Giller Prize

Timothy Findley was born in 1930. A native of Toronto, Canada, novelist and playwright Timothy Findley initially embarked upon an acting career

Результаты поиска по книге. 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.

Although this is a book about war, and there are definitely some BADASS moments in this book, (the baddest moment involves peeing into handkerchiefs, yes you read that right) what really stands out for me is the depth of Ross's character.

The reason is, I'm always at a loss for words because of how emotionally straining it is to read one of his novels. Let's not get off track. Although this is a book about war, and there are definitely some BADASS moments in this book, (the baddest moment involves peeing into handkerchiefs, yes you read that right) what really stands out for me is the depth of Ross's character. Here is a young man, just freshly emerged from boyhood.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Robert Ross, a sensitive nineteen-year-old Canadian officer, went to war-The War to End All Wars. He found himself in the nightmare world of trench warfare. The reading pages may contain minor notes,underlining or highlighting. Several of the pages may have creases or bent corners.

Timothy Irving Frederick Findley, OC OOnt (October 30, 1930 – June 20, 2002) was a Canadian novelist and playwright. He was also informally known by the nickname Tiff or Tiffy, an acronym of his initials. One of three sons, Findley was born in Toronto, Ontario, to Allan Gilmour Findley, a stockbroker, and his wife, the former Margaret Maude Bull. His paternal grandfather was president of Massey-Harris, the farm-machinery company.

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Robert Ross, a sensitive nineteen-year-old Canadian officer, went to war-The War to End All Wars. He found himself in the nightmare world of trench warfare, of mud and smoke, of chlorine gas and rotting corpses. In this world gone mad, Robert Ross performed a last desperate act to declare his commitment to life in the midst of death. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

Timothy Findley's The Wars (1977) started to investigate the underlying ideological. Keywords: Timothy Findley, The Wars, history writing, biography, genre. de-automatization in timothy findley's "the wars" - Canadian Literature. pub - The Findley Reports. The epigram in the front of the book is 2400 years old, from the Greek tragedian, Euripides, and is about what is immortal: life itself: never that which is shall die’ a close echo of the words in The Great Gatsby about ideal love as an imperishable dream,. It is also an echo of the unreality of the man made world.

List of books with anti-war themes. Not all of these books have a direct connection to any particular anti-war movement. The list includes fiction and non-fiction, and books for children and younger readers. All Men Are Enemies – Richard Aldington. All Quiet on the Western Front – Erich Maria Remarque, 1928.

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Delari
A gripping portrayal of life in the trenches of the First World War. Characters very real and descriptions make you feel you are right there on the front lines. Detail carried some new information for me about this war. It's a sad book, as any realistic portrayal of war must be.
Doomwarden
The Wars is a novel filled with some very powerful moments of awe inspiring writing. Mr. Findley is at the top of his game with this text.
The story, which flips from the late seventies, to 1915 Canada, to the battlefields of WW I is really a simple tale about people who see so much bad in the world, and yet who also try to do some good, and as with most actions in our lives, it has both good and bad consequences. Mr. Findley does not overly develop any of his characters, a motif of his, and this forces the reader to do a lot of thinking on their own. Some readers (based on some posted reviews) hate to think. But, if you don't allow this novel to digest then you will miss the point.
One of the book's main points is that History is not just faded photos and dates, but rather real lives, and feelings, that in the moment were not history at all. The fact that some day some person will look back at our existence with the cold calculating eyes of a historian is chilling to the reader. The reason is simple, just like the characters in the text who cannot explain their motives or feelings, we too will be judged by those who can only look at our actions, and not know why or the thoughts behind them. A sobering contemplation.
The Wars takes a long hard look at the oft forgotten first world war and makes it real and immediate to the reader. We then gain a greater appreciation of the past, and of our own existence, because we see how all life is "good and ill mixed together".
An excellent choice for book clubs.
Uaoteowi
The Wars is a memory of Robert Ross, a nineteen year old Canadian Soldier who fought in the First World War, as reconstructed by the narrator through articles, photographs and interviews of those who knew him during his short life. It is before this life ended that controversy surrounds, when he is purported to have committed such unthinkable atrocities that remain unnamed until the conclusion of the tale.
Beginning with the loss of his eldest sister to the disease Spina Bifida, the story moves to his resulting enlistment to the Canadian Army, brief training in the general tactics of war, and shipment overseas to join in the all-consuming chaos of the First World War.
Spread across the battle fields of Europe, the life of Robert Ross re-enacted as the pieces are brought together. First person accounts of the utterly humiliating circumstances, impotence, and insanity he encounters as the fires that pursue him throughout his life are interwoven throughout to complete the picture of a man misunderstood for the crimes he committed.
It is these first person accounts that lead us through the plot in an attempt not to justify, but to perhaps give the reader some insight as to why Ross' life ended so clearly counter to how it had begun.
Timothy Findley set out with a purpose in The Wars, which was to illustrate the insanity of war by manipulating the conventions of how atrocity is understood, and finally tearing these conventions down altogether. To do this, he took the fictitious example of a soldier who had dishonoured himself in battle, and then forces us to understand how and why such a thing could occur. For a more in depth analysis, check out yourwords dot ca. The result is the destruction of our conventional understanding and acceptance of military law, a societal application invented by propagandists and furthered by arms dealers, therefore opening our ability to not only see, but recognize the destruction of the individual through such an overwhelming ordeal that is often minimalized through sensationalistic media-headline appointed terms such as "tragedy" or "catastrophe". It is for this reason that the book should be a part of everyone's education.
Cerekelv
This novel is about the experiences of a Canadian man in World War 1. The flow of the story is occasionally interrupted by the activities of a researcher investigating the life of Robert Ross (a Second Lieutenant in the Canadian Army) in some kind of archive or interviewing people who met Ross during his lifetime. It is never made clear what is happening; why is the researcher/interviewer doing his investigations? Why is he writing this account (i.e. the novel)? There is no real conclusion to the novel or resolution of the researcher plot. Findley has Ross die shortly after World War 1 and the researcher plot abruptly ends.
The sections of the novel that are actually about fighting in the trenches are reasonably good. I think Findley properly emphasizes how dirty, mud-filled and wretched the trenches of World War 1 were. Occasionally, there are flashbacks to the protagonist's family in Canada, which were poorly executed. Findley should have focused on the actual war and avoided these diversions.
In Canada, this novel won the Governor General's Award in 1977 but I don't see why it is so spectacular. There is a sense that the protagonist is something of a controversial figure (he deserts the army and shoots some Canadian soldiers) but Ross' history and legacy is simply left too ambiguous.
In rating this novel, I wanted to give it 2.5 stars, but alas, Amazon does not allow that. The novel simply strikes me as mediocre; there is nothing exceptional to it.
Wooden Purple Romeo
Findley's _The Wars_ really doesn't deserve all of those 1 star ratings. I had to read this for English class, and I admit that while reading it, it didn't strike me as anything spectacular...However, as I re-read it and as we discussed it in class, my previous opinion was quickly thrown to the wind. This is an incredible novel. The imagery, the symbolism and the depiction of the war are all so vivid that it seems so real. The soldiers' mind frames aren't the only views you get either; there are several examples of civilian impact, which really contribute to the novel's anti-war message...If you open your mind to this novel and read it with an attentive mind, you'll find that _The Wars_ is truly a moving, honest and fascinating read.
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