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If I Were Me
Clark Blaise
0889841853
September 2002
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Time Lord: Sir Sandford Fleming and the Creation of Standard Time
Clark Blaise
0375727523
April 2002
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Book Review
In the 1880s, a businessman traveling by train from New York to Boston needed, on arrival, to adjust his clock, moving it ahead by 12 minutes. The strange increment, writes Clark Blaise, was a matter of local interpretation, some enterprising Bostonian having determined that the rising sun touched the shore of Massachusetts a dozen minutes before warming Manhattan.

Such local interpretations of time made the job of establishing railroad schedules a matter of guesswork and hope, as the Canadian entrepreneur Sandford Fleming discovered when he missed a train in the west of Ireland in 1876. Frustrated, Fleming realized that a new system of universal time would need to be created if railroad travel were ever to realize its full potential. As Blaise writes, "the adoption of standard time for the world was as necessary for...



Time Lord
Clark Blaise
0756760569
Oct 2000
Hardcover
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Book Review
In the 1880s, a businessman traveling by train from New York to Boston needed, on arrival, to adjust his clock, moving it ahead by 12 minutes. The strange increment, writes Clark Blaise, was a matter of local interpretation, some enterprising Bostonian having determined that the rising sun touched the shore of Massachusetts a dozen minutes before warming Manhattan.

Such local interpretations of time made the job of establishing railroad schedules a matter of guesswork and hope, as the Canadian entrepreneur Sandford Fleming discovered when he missed a train in the west of Ireland in 1876. Frustrated, Fleming realized that a new system of universal time would need to be created if railroad travel were ever to realize its full potential. As Blaise writes, "the adoption of standard time for the world was as necessary for...



Montreal Stories
Clark Blaise
0889842701
November 2003
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The New York Times Book Review
`Clark Blaise is a born storyteller ... a writer to savour.'

Book Description
`I grew up without a home -- what was it, the south, Pittsburgh? -- and by my mid-twenties the anxiety had grown palpable. My most potent memories were southern, but the inherited memories were of my parents' Canada, especially Montreal, where they had met and life had taken an improbable turn for both of them. But by 1966, when I moved my family to Montreal, my parents had divorced, my father was in Mexico, my mother had returned to Winnipeg, I had married a woman from India, and I didn't know where I'd come from or where I was going. Montreal provided the answer. `I re-entered a world I had never made, Montreal, and determined I would become the son I might have been, and would assert...


Pittsburgh Stories, Vol. 2
Clark Blaise
0889842272
October 2003
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Montreal Gazette
These stories are polished and raw at the same time.

Quill & Quire
The pieces collected ... display the sure hand of a skilled writer.

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Southern Stories: Selected Stories, Vol. 1
Clark Blaise
0889842191
October 2003
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From Publishers Weekly
Canadian Blaise (author of 12 previous books, including Lusts and If I Were Me) gathers 13 early short stories, all set in the grim, steaming poverty of north-central Florida in the 1930s, '40s and '50s. Autobiographical in inspiration, they reflect Blaise's own childhood as an intelligent child of Canadian parents struggling to make their way in a world of rednecks, migrant workers, tarpaper shacks, swamps and privation. Carefully worded and beautifully constructed, these tales reveal Blaise's talent as a storyteller, as well as his dark view of human nature. In "A Fish Like a Buzzard," two quarrelsome young brothers go fishing on a Florida lake, but only one may come back. In "A North American Education," a father takes his son to a county fair peep show to teach him about sex, but the lesson has unpleasant...


World Body
Clark Blaise
0889842841
June 2006
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From the Back Cover
Clark Blaise's fiction and its (presumed) autobiographical sources have drifted further and further apart in recent years, and World Body is the latest evidence. The first three volumes of his New & Selected Stories (Southern, Pittsburgh and Montreal Stories) are celebrations of variant lives within the familiar outline of a not-quite Clark Blaise whom Clark Blaise would nevertheless recognize. Volume Four explodes the easy identification of a writer with his own life-experience. In World Body, Blaise weaves an intricate tapestry of terror and desire; the geography of Blaise's concerns is unique in the modern canon.

About the Author
Clark Blaise has taught in Montreal, Toronto, Saskatchewan and British Columbia, as well as at Skidmore...


Apples of Apollo: Pagan and Christian Mysteries of the Eucharist
Ruck Carl A. P.
089089924X
January 2001
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Reverberations: Explorations in the Canadian Short Story
Simone Vauthier
0887841643
March 1993
Hardcover
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Book Description
In this series of penetrating essays Simone Vauthier, Professor Emeritus at the University of Strasbourg, examines our most successful genre through sophisticated, intensive explorations of the craft, themes, and techniques of several of Canada's leading short story writers: Norman Levine, Alistair MacLeod, Leon Rooke, Audrey Thomas, John Metcalf, Clark Blaise, Carol Shields, Rudy Wiebe, Hugh Hood, and Mavis Gallant.

About the Author
Simone Vauthier, the pre-eminent European critic of Canadian literature, is professor emeritus, University of Strasbourg.


Reverberations: Explorations in the Canadian Short Story
Simone Vauthier
0887845266
March 1993
Paperback
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Book Description
In this series of penetrating essays Simone Vauthier, Professor Emeritus at the University of Strasbourg, examines our most successful genre through sophisticated, intensive explorations of the craft, themes, and techniques of several of Canada's leading short story writers: Norman Levine, Alistair MacLeod, Leon Rooke, Audrey Thomas, John Metcalf, Clark Blaise, Carol Shields, Rudy Wiebe, Hugh Hood, and Mavis Gallant.

About the Author
Simone Vauthier, the pre-eminent European critic of Canadian literature, is professor emeritus, University of Strasbourg.


Writers in Aspic
John Metcalf
0919890776
October 1988
Paperback
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