alumni UBC Book Club – The Wars by Timothy Findley

The Wars - Timothy FindleyRobert Ross is a Canadian officer caught up in the nightmare world of World War I trench warfare; a world of mud and smoke, chlorine gas and rotting corpses. In this world gone mad, he performs a last desperate act to declare his commitment to life in the midst of death.


Event Details

Meet and Greet:
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
7:00 – 8:00 pm

Book Discussion:
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
7:00 – 9:00 pm

Location:
Cecil Green Park House – Map (http://goo.gl/maps/oRYFB)
University of British Columbia
6251 Cecil Green Park Road
Vancouver, B.C.

Cost:
$10 per person.  Light refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP online before Friday, February 25th, 2014. For more information, please contact Karolin Konig at 604-822-8939 or at karolin.konig@ubc.ca.

Please Note: Books will not be provided so please make arrangements to obtain a copy to read before the Book Discussion.  Books are available at the UBC Book Store (www.bookstore.ubc.ca/home).

Sign up for your ACard and benefit from a 12% discount at the UBC Book Store. For more information on obtaining an ACard please visit (www.alumni.ubc.ca/services/acard/).

Parking: There is a limited amount of meter parking in the lot on Cecil Green Park Road, the closest parkade is the Rose Garden Parkade (for entry after 5:00 pm and on weekends, a flat rate of $6.00 applies).


Searching for Resources at UBC Library

With a rich and vast collection, UBC Library encompasses a number of books, videos, and other relevant resources on classical and ancient Greece.  The easiest way to find this material is to use the UBC Library Catalogue (www.library.ubc.ca).   One recommended search strategy is to use Subject search option.   From the catalogue option, select Subject from the drop-down menu, and enter any of the following headings:

World War, 1914-1918–Fiction.
Findley, Timothy–Criticism and interpretation. .

Books by Timothy Findley at UBC Library

The Wars (Stage Adaptation) by Dennis Garnhum (2008).  Winnipeg, Scirrocco.  [Available at Koerner Library – PS8613.A77 T54 2008]

The Wars by Timothy Findley; with an introduction by Guy Vanderhaeghe.  (2005).  Toronto: Penguin Canada. [Available at Koerner Library – PR9271.I638 W3 2005]

Stones by Timothy Findley. (1988).  Markham, Viking.  [Available at Koerner Library – PR9271.I638 S78]

Scholarly Resources at UBC Library

Moral metafiction: counterdiscourse in the novels of Timothy Findley by Donna Palmateer Pennee. (1985).  Toronto: ECW Press.  [Koerner Library – PR9271.I638 Z7 1991]

Timothy Findley and the aesthetics of fascism by Anne Geddes Bailey (1998). The Greek Stones Speak: The Story of Archaeology in Greek Lands.  Vancouver: Talon Books.  [Available at Koerner Library – PR9271.I638 Z58 1998]

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