Farley Tpb: The Life of Farley Mowat

September 29, 2003|
Farley   Tpb: The Life of Farley Mowat by James King
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James King, respected biographer of Jack McClelland and Margaret Laurence, has created a lively biography of this many-layered man: his failed relationships, his wanderlust, his compassion for the underdog, his lasting marriage to his second wife, Claire. He traces the emergence of the “public” Farley, while at the same time revealing the depths of the “private” Farley. At the heart of this story is Farley’s intense love-hate relationship with his father, a framework, as King points out, for the writer’s successes—and failures.

Granted unprecedented access to Farley’s large circle of family, friends, colleagues—and even a few enemies—King has succeeded in penning a literary biography that entertains, illuminates, and perfectly captures the elusive spirit of Canada’s most successful writer.

James King who has been a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellow and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, enjoys a distinguished career as an academic and popular writer of both non-fiction and fiction. In 1991, he was shortlisted for a Governor General’s Award for The Last Modern: A Life of Herbert Read. In 1996, he published hi...
Title:Farley Tpb: The Life of Farley Mowat
Product dimensions:416 pages, 8.75 X 6.35 X 1 in
Shipping dimensions:416 pages, 8.75 X 6.35 X 1 in
Published:September 29, 2003
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780006385882

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