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Who Has Seen the Wind

Who Has Seen the Wind

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Who Has Seen the Wind

by Mitchell, W.O

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  • Hardcover
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Very Good
ISBN 10
0903937697
ISBN 13
9780903937696
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Canongate, 22/05/1980 00:00:01. hardcover. Very Good. 2.9977 in x 19.7850 in x 12.9901 in. A clean, tight copy in a very good dust jacket.

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W.O. Mitchell , the only Canadian author recognizable by initials alone, was born in Weyburn, Saskatchewan in 1914. Educated at the University of Manitoba, he lived most of his life in Saskatchewan, Ontario, and Alberta, where for many years he was the most renowned resident in High River. He and his wife, Merna, subsequently moved to Calgary. During a very varied career Bill Mitchell travelled widely and was everything from a Depression hobo to the fiction editor of Maclean ’ s . A gifted teacher, he was visiting professor at the University of Windsor for several years, and a creative writing instructor at the Banff Centre for many summers. His best-loved book is Who Has Seen the Wind . Since its publication in 1947 it has sold over half a million copies in Canada alone, and is hailed as the greatest Canadian book on boyhood. The classic edition, illustrated by William Kurelek, became a bestseller in 1991. Complementing that book is his 1981 best-seller How I Spent My Summer Holidays , hailed by some critics as his finest novel, although Since Daisy Creek (1984) and Ladybug, Ladybug …(1988), Roses Are Difficult Here (1990), For Art's Sake (1992) and The Black Bonspiel of Willie MacCrimmon (1993), illustrated by Wesley W. Bates, were also well-received best-sellers. Besides The Kite (1962) and The Vanishing Point (1973), he was also noted for his two collections of short stories, Jake and the Kid (1962) and According to Jake and the Kid (1989). Based on the legendary CBC radio Series, both classic story collections won the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour. His last book, An Evening with W.O. Mitchell , contains his most popular performance pieces, and concludes with “The Poetry of Life”, the lecture that he delivered from a wheelchair to The Writers’ Union Conference in Winnipeg in 1996. A noted performer of his own work, W.O. Mitchell recorded cassette versions of both Who Has Seen the Wind and According to Jake and the Kid , while a selection of pieces from An Evening with W.O. Mitchell , performed by W.O., is also available on cassette. Our novelist and script-writer was also a successful playwright whose five plays are included in the collection entitled Dramatic W.O. Mitchell . He was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1973, and was an honorary member of the Privy Council. He was the subject of a National Film Board documentary, and in 1994 he was awarded the Writers Guild of Alberta Golden Pen Award for Lifetime Achievement. In 1996 the City of Calgary named its book prize in his honour. He was, in Pierre Berton’s words, “an original.” W.O. Mitchell died in February 1998 at his home in Calgary. Orm Mitchell is a Professor of English at Trent University in Peterborough, Ontario. Barbara Mitchell taught at Trent for a number of years and is now a freelance writer. They have published articles on Canadian literature, on biography, and on W.O. Mitchell.

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Bookseller
HALCYON BOOKS GB (GB)
Bookseller's Inventory #
mon0000928596
Title
Who Has Seen the Wind
Author
Mitchell, W.O
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book Condition
Used - Very Good
Quantity Available
1
ISBN 10
0903937697
ISBN 13
9780903937696
Publisher
Canongate
Date Published
22/05/1980 00:00:01
Size
2.9977 in x 19.7850 in x 12.9901
X weight
0.3993 lb

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