Morley Callaghan

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  • Shobha Gowda (University of Mysore)

Edward Morley Callaghan (b. February 22, 1903, d. August 25, 1990) always celebrated the dignity of the individual over fixed social imperatives, a celebration entirely congenial to his own struggle with ideologies, and his insistence on breaking away from them. In his long and multifarious career (for about sixty years), Callaghan was not only Canada's internationally known author of fictional works (over twenty novels and novellas, and more than a hundred of short stories), but also a playwright, an avid journalist, a student of law, a radio and television personality, and a sports columnist. Being the second son of working-class, Irish-Canadian, Roman Catholic parents who were ardent readers of literature, and supporters of Liberal …

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Gowda, Shobha. "Morley Callaghan". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 18 November 2007
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