I'm not endorsing every single word spoken or written by any of these authors including Joan Tollifson.
This book touched me at a deep personal level which is the reason I give it 5 stars. The story is centred on a family and the community they live in within a valley.
The valley is where they all live but it the mountain that represents their own struggles with personal demons and fears. Each one is scarred and flawed in some way and yet each one is needed. David feels things painfully because he overthink I loved this book both for the quality of the writing and the sensitively drawn characters.
David feels things painfully because he overthinks things. His intelligence does not compensate him for physical weakness a heart condition from birth possibly until at the end of life when he recognises that he also has something to give.
The story is separated into sections, the title of each signifying the major theme of that section. It is a quiet story with a kind of deafening urgency to it. David Canaan, the protagonist, is "born with the condition of universality in him". He is an adaptable young man and highly sensitive to his family and the rural community that surrounds him.
But he is struggling to develop his own voice as an artist: Also, the book has what I'd still rate one of the warmest descriptions of a family advent and Christmas ever written. It is a moment of sheltered childhood suspended in time for us to look at.The Mountain and the Valley, by Ernest Buckler.
A classic modernist novel that takes place in the Annapolis Valley. A classic modernist novel that takes place in the Annapolis Valley.
The novel is set in a small Nova Scotia community during a period of great change: in Europe, the First World War is raging. In North America advances in medicine and social organization are radically altering they way people live.4/5(). Much of the action of The Mountain and the Valley takes place within the growing consciousness of the protagonist, who reads novels that have “more to do with the shadow of thought and feelings. The Mountain and the Valley, by Ernest Buckler The novel opens with a Prologue which describes thoughts and feelings David experiences just prior to his final climb up the South Mountain and his death of a heart attack at the age of The story then shifts to his seemingly idyllic childhood in the rural Annapolis Valley, Nova Scotia, and.
Kind of a Canadianesque Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man. Acronym expansions, definitions, links, and opinions.
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He was born in West Dalhousie, Nova Scotia. The other works of him: The Hamess, The Locket, The clumsy one, long long after school.
He was a scholarship student and a philosophy student. One of his novels "The mountain and valley" is described as the best novel . Much of the action of The Mountain and the Valley takes place within the growing consciousness of the protagonist, who reads novels that have “more to do with the shadow of thought and feelings.
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