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Raymond Knister


Raymond Knister was born in Ruscom, Ontario, in 1899. He enrolled in Victoria College, University of Toronto, in 1919, but contracted pneumonia and was forced to withdraw. From 1920 until 1923 he continued writing and studying on his own while working on his father’s farm near Blenheim, Ontario. In 1923 he went to Iowa City for a year as one of the associate editors of The Midland, an avant-garde literary magazine; he also took some courses in creative writing at the University of Iowa. He returned to Canada in 1924 to help his father move to a new farm. In 1926...

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White Narcissus
Written by Raymond Knister
Afterword by Morley Callaghan

Trade Paperback | 176 pages | New Canadian Library | Fiction - Literary; Fiction
978-0-7710-9402-6 (0-7710-9402-7)

August 3, 2010 | $17.95

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White Narcissus
Written by Raymond Knister, Afterword by Morley Callaghan

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ISBN: 9780771094026
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The Ontario farmland described with arresting clarity in White Narcissus is, despite its beauty and abundance, “a place of choked vistas” where bitterness and rivalry have taken root. Against this backdrop Raymond Knister portrays the triumph of longing over despair, as his hero, Richard Milne, struggles to redeem his childhood sweetheart...

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White Narcissus
Written by Raymond Knister
Afterword by Morley Callaghan

eBook | 160 pages | New Canadian Library | Fiction - Literary; Fiction
978-0-7710-9403-3 (0-7710-9403-5)

August 3, 2010 | $4.99

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White Narcissus
Written by Raymond Knister, Afterword by Morley Callaghan

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ISBN: 9780771094033
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The Ontario farmland described with arresting clarity in White Narcissus is, despite its beauty and abundance, “a place of choked vistas” where bitterness and rivalry have taken root. Against this backdrop Raymond Knister portrays the triumph of longing over despair, as his hero, Richard Milne, struggles to redeem his childhood sweetheart...

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White Narcissus
Written by Raymond Knister
Afterword by Morley Callaghan

Paperback | pages | New Canadian Library | Fiction - Literary; Fiction
978-0-7710-9963-2 (0-7710-9963-0)

March 1, 1990 | $5.95

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White Narcissus
Written by Raymond Knister, Afterword by Morley Callaghan

Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780771099632
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The Ontario farmland described with arresting clarity in White Narcissus is, despite its beauty and abundance, “a place of choked vistas” where bitterness and rivalry have taken root. Against this backdrop Raymond Knister portrays the triumph of longing over despair, as his hero, Richard Milne, struggles to redeem his childhood sweetheart...

Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.