The Wars and The Fictional World of Archives

Original Novel Title: The Wars

Author: Timothy Findley

Publisher: Toronto: Clarke, Irwin, 1977 (hardcover); various paperback editions

Dennis J. Duffy noted that:

This acclaimed First World War novel uses archival research as a framing device for the telling of the story. In a series of linking passages written in the second person, "you" are a researcher tracing the story of Robert Ross, a young Canadian officer whose dehumanizing experiences at the front lead to a humane act for which he is branded a traitor. "You" examine documents and photographs and record oral history interviews that lead to a clearer understanding of Ross's life and his actions.

Feature Film Release Date: 1982

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    CONTENTS: The Fictional World of Archives

    Submitted by Dennis J. Duffy, 1997.04.24. Updated 1997.05.22.