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Stouck, David 1940-

Works: 30 works in 121 publications in 1 language and 5,834 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Domestic fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Conference proceedings  Records and correspondence  Diary fiction  Interviews  Dictionaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer
Classifications: PS3505.A87, 813.52
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by David Stouck
Sinclair Ross's As for me and my house five decades of criticism ( )
9 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 1,192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Major Canadian authors : a critical introduction by David Stouck( Book )
16 editions published between 1984 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,037 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ethel Wilson a critical biography by David Stouck( )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 1,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"When Ethel Wilson published her first novel, Hetty Dorval, she was in her sixtieth year. With her subsequent books, among them the widely read Swamp Angel (1954), she established herself as one of Canada's most important writers. David Stouck's engaging biography of this elusive Canadian writer draws on archival material and interviews to describe, in detail, her early life as an orphan in England and Vancouver and her long writer's apprenticeship, spanning from the publication of some children's stories in 1919 to the appearance of Hetty Dorval in 1947. Stouck's narrative charts the resistance among publishers, critics, and readers to the curious mixture in her work of an Edwardian sensibility and a postmodern intellignce. He also documents her own resistance to both literary nationalism and creative writing classes as strategies for promoting literature. She was nevertheless one of the few Canadian women writers to emerge from the 1950s, and she is still being read, all her books remaining in print."--Jacket
Willa Cather's imagination by David Stouck( Book )
10 editions published between 1975 and 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 937 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ethel Wilson stories, essays, and letters by Ethel Wilson( )
9 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and held by 473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Shadows on the rock by Willa Cather( Book )
9 editions published between 2005 and 2014 in English and held by 337 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set in the late seventeenth century, the novel centers on the activities of the widowed apothecary Euclide Auclair and his young daughter, Cecile. To Auclair's house and shop come trappers, missionaries, craftsmen, the indigent, those seeking cures, a taste of France, or liberation from the corruptions caused there by the excesses of the French court. Set against these fictional characters, historical personages such as Bishop Laval, Count Frontenac, and others contend in the political life of the vast colony
As for Sinclair Ross by David Stouck( Book )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Sinclair Ross (1908-1996), best known for his canonical novel As for Me and My House (1941) and for such familiar short stories as 'The Lamp at Noon' and 'The Painted Door,' is an elusive figure in Canadian literature. A master at portraying the hardships and harsh beauty of the Prairies during the Great Depression, Ross nevertheless received only modest attention from the public during his lifetime. His reluctance to give readings or interviews further contributed to this faint public perception of the man." "In As for Sinclair Ross, David Stouck tells the story of a lonely childhood in Saskatchewan, of a long and unrewarding career in a bank, and of many failed attempts to be published and to find an audience. The book also tells the story of a man who fell in love with both men and women and who wrote from a position outside any single definition of gender and sexuality."--BOOK JACKET
Arthur Erickson : an architect's life by David Stouck( Book )
9 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Arthur Erickson, Canada's preeminent philosopher-architect, was renowned for his innovative approach to landscape, his genius for spatial composition and his epic vision of architecture for people. Erickson worked chiefly in concrete, which he called "the marble of our times," and wherever they appear, his buildings move the spirit with their poetic freshness and their mission to inspire. Erickson was also a controversial figure, more than once attracting the ire of his fellow architects, and leading a complicated personal life that resulted in a series of bankruptcies. In a fall from grace that recalls a Greek tragedy, Canada's great architect--a handsome, elegant man who lived like a millionaire and counted among his close friends Pierre Trudeau and Elizabeth Taylor--eventually became penniless. Arthur Erickson is both an intimate portrait of the man and a stirring account of how he made his buildings work."--From publisher
"Collecting stamps would have been more fun" : Canadian publishing and the correspondence of Sinclair Ross, 1933-1986 by Sinclair Ross( Book )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This unique exchange of letters between literary icon Sinclair Ross and several prominent writers, publishers, agents, and editors asks why many Canadian artists, especially those in western provinces, spent a lifetime struggling for recognition and remuneration. Featuring exchanges with Earle Birney, Margaret Laurence, and Margaret Atwood, among others, this collection exposes the conditions of cultural work in Canada for much of the twentieth century. This vivid, often moving, selection of professional and personal letters, plus the only formal interview Ross ever gave, provides a valuable resource for those engaged with the history of publishing in Canada, as well as for those with an interest in Canadian literature."--Pub. desc
Genius of place : writing about British Columbia ( Book )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
West by northwest : British Columbia short stories ( Book )
2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Wardells and Vosburghs : records of a Loyalist family by David Stouck( Book )
4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Thomas and William Wardell, descendants of Hugh Wardell born ca. 1490, were from Alford, Lincolnshire, England. "Thomas and William Wardell of Alford were followers of Reverend John Cotton and when he left England in 1633 for greater religious freedom in America, they formed a part of his select group, William going on the same ship and Thomas following a year later...Both men were married, William to Alice Pyce, and Thomas to Elisabeth Woodruff. The Canadian Wardells are descended through Thomas and Elizabeth and their oldest son Eliakim."--P. 6-7. Thomas and Elizabeth were married in 1631 and "...they set out for Massachusetts in the summer of 1634."--P. 7. Some of their descendants including John and Joseph Wardell became Loyalists during the Revolutionary War period. "The descent of the Wardell and Vosburgh families is through Timothy's [Wardell] second son, John (1802-1884), who married Rachel Snyder (1803-1870), also the grandchild of Loyalist pioneers."--P.81
F. Scott Fitzgerald in the twenty-first century by Jackson R Bryer( )
1 edition published in 1753 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This thought-provoking collection explores significant new facets of an American author of lasting international stature. As the author of some of the most compelling short stories ever written, two of the central novels in American literature, and some of the most beautiful prose ever penned, F. Scott Fitzgerald is read and studied all over the world. Sixty-two years after his death, his works-protean, provocative, multilayered, and rich-continue to elicit spirited responses. This collection grew out of the F. Scott Fitzgerald Conference that convened in Princ
The works of Willa Cather by David Stouck( Recording )
1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Swamp angel by Ethel Wilson( Book )
3 editions published between 1982 and 1988 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Canadian Northwest is setting for story of a woman who divorces her worthless husband
O pioneers! by Willa Cather( Book )
8 editions published between 1992 and 2009 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Alexandra, daughter of a Swedish immigrant farmer in Nebraska, inherits the family farm and finds love with an old friend
Mrs. Golightly, and other stories by Ethel Wilson( )
3 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The eighteen pieces collected in Mrs. Golightly and Other Stories bring together the many and subtle voices of Ethel Wilson, demonstrating her extraordinary range as a writer. From the gentle mockery of the title story to the absurdist reportage of "Mr. Sleepwalker," Wilson exerts unerring narrative control. Revealing what is "simple and complicated and timeless" in everyday life, these stories also venture into irrational realms of experience where chance encounters assume a malevolent form and coincidence transmuted into nightmare. First published in 1961, Mrs. Golightly and Other Stories is a diverse and rewarding collection, unified by Ethel Wilson's distinct and engaging wit. From the Paperback edition
Stories, essays, and letters by Ethel Wilson( Book )
2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
As for me and my house by Sinclair Ross( Book )
2 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New Canadian Library #4
The life of Mary Baker G. Eddy and the history of Christian Science by Willa Cather( Book )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Chronicles the life and accomplishments of Mary Baker Eddy, the founder of the Christian Science movement, describing Eddy's heritage, early years in New Hampshire, studying under Phineas P. Quimby, writings, and related topics
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Alternative Names
Stouck, David
Stouck, David Hamilton
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