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

Cecil Green Park House – Map (
University of British Columbia
6251 Cecil Green Park Road
Vancouver, B.C.

$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

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 (

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 (

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 (   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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