Trillium Book Awards Author Reading 2015

Such Is My Beloved by Morley Callaghan

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Such Is My Beloved by Morley Callaghan

McClelland and Stewart, 1934

Callaghan’s literary career extended through seven decades. He started publishing when Frederick Philip Grove was in his prime, and finished when Margaret Atwood was hitting her stride and Carol Shields was still struggling for recognition. Of his many novels and short stories, this one stands out for the terse economy of language and description which marked the best of his work, the best writing of its time, but also for the characteristic plot which is relatively uncomplicated but resonant with, not so much meaning as the exploration of meaning. Like the best fiction always does, it transcends its own time and reads as well now as it did in the beginning.