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Morley Callaghan

Literary Anarchist

Gary Boire

131 pages
Ecw Press
In this biography of Morley Callaghan, Gary Boire celebrates the life of one of the world’s most prolific writers. Author of over twenty novels and a hundred short stories, Callaghan enjoyed a glorious career of international recognition and respect. His coterie of friends included Hemingway, Fitzgerald, and Joyce. His admirers have called him a “professional contrarian, an inveterate counter-puncher.” Critics have described him as an “intellectual/personal/literary harlequin.” Although a man of contradictions, he was consistent in one thing: be it as novelist, journalist, lawyer, playwright, amateur boxer, sports commentator, or social critic, Callaghan was always engaged with his world.
Author Bio
Gary Boire teaches at Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario. He is the author of several works on Canadian writers and writing.