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Fiction Short Stories (single Author)

Waken, Lords and Ladies Gay

Selected Stories of Desmond Pacey

by (author) Desmond Pacey

edited by Frank M. Tierney

Publisher
University of Ottawa Press
Initial publish date
Dec 2014
Category
Short Stories (single author), Canadian
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9780776608938
    Publish Date
    Dec 2014
    List Price
    $8.99
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780776643342
    Publish Date
    Jan 1974
    List Price
    $12.00

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Description

From the Canadian Short Story Library, twelve stories from Desmond Pacey, a major figure in Canadian Literature and criticism. The twelve stories are typical of Pacey's story-telling technique and what emerges from them is a distinctive, even powerful optimism, charity, tolerance and deep understanding of human nature. The sombre side of life is honestly portrayed and juxtaposed against the importance of love as a unifying force. These stories, presented in a simple straightforward manner, reveal man as he is: fragile, vulnerable, capable of crude, selfish and irrational behaviour, subject to defeat and despair; but also, heroic, enlightened, capable of strength, wisdom, hope and joy.

About the authors

Desmond Pacey (1917-1975) is a major figure in Canadian Literature and criticism. Member of the Royal Society of Canada, he was an outstanding scholar, leader in University education, and a significant creative artist. His works Frederick Phillip Grove (1945), Creative Writing in Canada: A Short History of English-Canadian Literature (1952), and Ten Canadian Poets (1957), to mention only a few, have had leadership impact on Canadian Scholarship. He won the Lorne Pierce Medal in 1972.

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