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by Nat Hardy,Sinclair Ross
Introduction by Nat Hardy. Born and reared on the prairies of Saskatchewan, Sinclair Ross has spent his life working in Canadian banks. Whir of Gold CuRRents Series Currents (Edmonton, Alta.
Introduction by Nat Hardy. It may have been these experiences that led him to write about the isolation of farm families and the hardships of farmers during the Depression--both of which lend his work an air of desolation. Introducing Sinclair's collection of short fiction The Lamp at Noon (1968), Margaret Laurence notes that, in the stories, "the farms stand far apart. The human community is, for most of the time, reduced to its smallest unit, one family.
Sinclair Ross was born on a homestead near Shelbrooke in northern Saskatchewan in 1908. Ross’ later novels, The Well, Whir of Gold, and Sawbones Memorial, continue his exploration of prairie life and its power to challenge as well as sustain its inhabitants. He dropped out of school after grade eleven to work in a bank. After working in many small-town banks in Saskatchewan, he transferred to a bank in Winnipeg in 1933. Upon his retirement Ross lived in Greece and then in Spain. He returned to Montreal in 1980, and two years later moved to Vancouver. Sinclair Ross died in Vancouver in 1996. Sign me up for news about Sinclair Ross.
James Sinclair Ross, CM (January 22, 1908 – February 29, 1996) was a Canadian banker and author, best known for his fiction about life on the Canadian prairies. He is best known for his first novel, As For Me and My House. Ross was born on a homestead near Shellbrook, Saskatchewan. When he was seven, his parents separated, and he lived with his mother on a number of different farms during his childhood, going to school in Indian Head, Saskatchewan.
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do wish Sinclair Ross could see these reissues, surely the most attractive presentation his work has ever received.
Given this continuing critical engagement with Ross's writing, we can be grateful to the University of Alberta Press for reissuing the three novels of Sinclair Ross no longer in print: The Well, Whir of Gold, and Sawbones Memorial. Hardy provides something like a close reading of the novel in his introduction, describing with unusual sensitivity the significant turns in the plot. do wish Sinclair Ross could see these reissues, surely the most attractive presentation his work has ever received. Sinclair Ross was born in Saskatchewan in 1908. His career in banking lasted more than forty years.
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James Sinclair Ross, writer (b at Shellbrook, Sask 22 Jan 1908; d at Vancouver . Ross's next 2 novels, The Well (1958) and Whir of Gold (1970), failed to make much critical impact.
James Sinclair Ross, writer (b at Shellbrook, Sask 22 Jan 1908; d at Vancouver, BC 29 Feb 1996). Ross was one of Canada's most respected writers, in particular for his acclaimed novel, As for me and my House. Often perceived as a gloomy portrait of rather miserable people, the book has surprising moments of humour and satire. The theme of triumph over the stultifying effects of small-town life and the Depression is its greatest strength and what differentiates it from Main Street, the Sinclair Lewis novel with which it is often compared.
There's always a source, a why and wherefore. Sinclair Ross, Whir of Gold. A look of competence, decision.
Whir of Gold Quotes Showing 1-6 of 6. For in the country, farm or town, you always know. There's always a source, a why and wherefore. You can have a slouch in your mind as well as you back. Leaving a little puddle isn't what counts.