Front Lines by Lorraine York
The Fiction of Timothy Findley

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This first full-length study of Timothy Findley argues that his novels and short stories are part of a system of war texts. Not only is Findley's fiction haunted by the specter of war; it is also a compulsive testament to the infinite repetitions of war in domestic, gender, and class conflicts. Influenced by feminist literary theory, the workings of literary intertextuality, and the new historiography, the study shows how war as a literary device—as well as various historical wars, documents of war, and literary war texts—inform the novels and stories of Timothy Findley to such an extent that war becomes an integral part of their signifying systems.

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Lorraine York teaches Canadian literature at McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario. She is the author of The Other Side of Dailiness, Introducing Timothy Findley's The Wars, and Introducing Farley Mowat's The Dog Who Wouldn't Be.
Published June 1, 1991 by ECW Press. 240 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction