Librarything review user review - cecrow - librarything with remembrance day approaching (nov 11th in canada), i was looking for an appropriately themed novel and hadn't read timothy findley before. 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. Wars by timothy findley , and gives a very brief summary of what the book is about that summary is to every extent true, and it also indirectly states as to why the book is called the wars and not the war. Transcript of literary analysis on war by timothy findley reflecting on conflict: the story's point of view is told from a young boy named neil reading the text from this view gives interest to the story because it is from the protagonist's point of view and it can give more direct and detailed emotion. The wars by timothy findley many novels have been written about the great wars, but few are as absorbing, captivating and still capable of showing all the horrors of the battle as timothy findley’s “the wars”1.
With eight books of fiction and a number of plays to his credit, including famous last words and the telling of lies, an edgar award winner, the canadian writer timothy findley is something of an. Best answer: wars the plural wars in the title implies that there are multiple conflicts within the novel robert's time in the army and his personal conflicts are among them animals the birds represent the danger that robert was going to experience in the novel they are a sort of warning each time. The wars is a short book, and findley's fluid style means it can be read quickly however, not a single word is wasted the prose is rich with fresh imagery, but those images are never just decoration, or descriptive showmanshp --- they all have their purpose and their place.
Timothy findley's the wars is an achievement that goes far beyond words the captivitating, thrilling, exciting and shocking twists he puts on this novel are insurpassable read more. The wars study guide contains a biography of timothy findley, literature essays, quiz questions, major themes, characters, and a full summary and analysis about the wars the wars summary. Portrait of timothy findley by alan dayton, 1991 alan dayton, library and archives canada, archival reference number r11811-0-x-e, c151875k-v6 the wars , which won the governor general’s award for fiction in 1977, is an example of what influential canadian literature critic and theorist linda hutcheon terms historiographic metafiction. This highlights the main events that occur in the short story war by timothy findley it is part of our seminar project in english like, comment, subscribe video summary of war by timothy.
The wars by timothy findley would be a great pick for a book club looking for a wwi book it practically begs to be discussed it is broken into five parts, all focusing on the same canadian soldier. The madness of war, ww i variety and equus-style--in an evocative but heavy-handedly contrived patchwork of lyrical-deadpan narrative and first-person transcripts from the detached viewpoint of an unnamed researcher, canadian findley reconstructs the horror-legend of young, handsome, animal. The wars summary timothy findley likeness and the art of the simile in timothy findley’s the wars,” in robert ross is the protagonist in this novel about the effects of war on humans. Timothy irving frederick findley, oc oont (october 30, 1930 – june 21, 2002) was a canadian novelist and playwright he was also informally known by the nickname tiff or tiffy, an acronym of his initials. The wars is a 1977 novel by timothy findley about the experiences of a young canadian officer in world war i findley dedicated the novel to his uncle, thomas irving findley, who fought in the first world war and survived findley drew upon letters his uncle had sent, as well as his verbal accounts.
The wars, by timothy findley, explores many of the obsessions that color all of findley's writing: violence, loneliness, a concern for animal rights, and the survival of the individual in war. Timothy findley's 1977 novel the wars tells the story of the impact of the first world war on one toronto family in this interview, findley talks cbc radio host don harron about growing up in a. When asked in a january 1984 interview with cinema canada what was lost in the transition from novel to screenplay, author timothy findley replied that a lot was lost primarily due to lack of budget.
The wars is a 1977 novel by timothy findley that follows robert ross, a nineteen-year-old canadian who enlists in world war i after the death of his beloved older sister in an attempt to escape both his grief and the social norms of oppressive victorian society drawn into the madness of war, ross commits a last desperate act to declare his commitment to life in the midst of death. The wars by timothy findley: “the wars remains findley’s most-discussed book based partly on the wartime correspondence of his uncle, thomas irving findley, and on family photos, he wrote the novel in guise of a researcher trying to reconstruct the story of robert ross, a soldier of. The wars book summary and study guide timothy findley booklist timothy findley message board detailed plot synopsis reviews of the wars in the 1970s a researcher is trying to understand the full story of what happened to robert ross in wwi he shares his findings with the reader ross joins the canadian army at 19 in response to the. Plot summary plot summary cont'd (alternating between juliet 's transcript and diary) affair between barbara and robert develop quickly and juliet is upset because she's in love with him.