Timothy Findley (2088 words)

  • Lisa Salem-Wiseman (Humber College)

Timothy Irving Frederick Findley (known to family and friends as Tiff) was born in 1930 in Toronto. Alan and Margaret Findley and their two sons, Michael and Timothy, lived a life of wealth and privilege in the upscale Toronto neighborhood of Rosedale, until the Great Depression made it necessary for them to move. Timothy was often sick as a child and remembers spending much time lying in bed, reading, dreaming, and listening to radio plays. Raised largely by maids, Findley recalls feeling a shock of recognition upon seeing Carson McCullers' play Member of the Wedding, in which a lonely young girl confides in her family's maid. McCullers' play was to have an influence on his work, particularly on his first novel, The Last …

Salem-Wiseman, Lisa. "Timothy Findley". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 02 March 2007
[http://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=1532, accessed 24 October 2016.]

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