1936 Hugh MacLennan and Dorothy Duncan are married on 22 June in Wilmette, Illinois, returning via Boston and Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, to settle in Montreal. MacLennan’s declared project is to write a novel of Canadian life in the years 1917–40. Announcement of the fellowship generates a series of letters from American publishers (. Lippincott; Doubleday, Doran; Houghton, Miffin) expressing interest in publishing his next novel. First published in April 1959, The Watch That Ends the Night (hereafter The Watch) is regarded as Hugh MacLennan’s finest artistic achievement. Written over a period of seven years, the novel was slow to develop and take shape, serving as a test of MacLennan’s skills as a novelist and a challenge to his faith and endurance as a man.
The Watch That Ends the Night is a novel by Canadian author and academic Hugh MacLennan. The title refers to a line in Psalm 90. It was first published in 1958 by Macmillan of Canada.
Much of, The Watch the Ends the Night, is quite dry, but it contains the most Canadian thing I've ever read, a Hugh MacLennan, one of the only Nova Scotian authors to gain widespread recognition writes what seems deeply imbued with personal experience. It was delightful to read such evocative passages of these familiar streets but I believe I may be biased in that
In his fifth book MacLennan has gained a new mastery over the two strongest elements in his work: the storytellers and the self-explorer are one. The effect is virtually to double his stature. The Canadian novel takes a great stride forward. The Watch That Ends the Night is a novel of affirmation. The vanity of human wishes, death itself, are part of the mystery to be loved. The narrator of The Watch that Ends the Night is, well, very Canadian. And a lot like me. Which made it much easier to identify with him.
The watch that ends the night (New press Canadian classics): ISBN 9780773673434 (978-0-7736-7343-4) Softcover, Stoddart, 1998. Founded in 1997, BookFinder. Learn More at LibraryThing. Hugh Maclennan at LibraryThing.
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Hugh MacLennan, Canadian Writer. Recipient Governor-General's award for Fiction, 1945, 48, 59, and Non-Fiction, 1949, 54, Lorne Pierce Gold medal for literature Royal Society Canada, 1952, Royal Bank award 1984, James Madison medal Princeton University, 1987. Fellow Royal Society Canada (associate 1953). Barometer Rising (Canadian Literary Classics Large Print Library) ) Penelope Wain believes that her lover, Neil Macrae, has been killed while serving overseas under her father ) The watch that ends the night.
McGill-Queen's University Press. The Watch that Ends the Night. In his fifth book MacLennan has gained a new mastery over the two strongest elements in his work: the storytellers and the self-explorer are one.
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