Timothy Findley

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  • Lisa Salem-Wiseman

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 …

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Citation:
Salem-Wiseman, Lisa. "Timothy Findley". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 02 March 2007; last revised 30 November -1.
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