Sally Clark (2807 words)


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Canadian playwright, novelist, painter, director, and filmmaker, Sally Joan Clark (b. 1953) was born in Vancouver, British Columbia, to Joan Napier (Ross) Clark and Donald McGilveray, a lawyer. Clark is renowned for work that showcases robust and spirited female characters embroiled in challenging situations that sometimes seem to cast them as victims, madwomen, or reprobates. As Richard Knowles observes, her “most provocative work has rewritten the stories of historical women” (2004, 128). These female heroines find themselves in untenable or irrational dilemmas because of “patriarchal systems”, as critic Jerry Wasserman observes, which are administered with a “nightmarish logic” (2001). Clark’s…

Citation: Morra, Linda. "Sally Clark". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 28 February 2017 [, accessed 24 September 2020.]

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