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Who Has Seen The Wind WP Kinsella Has Called Who Has Seen The Wind, The Quintessential Novel Of Growing Up On The Prairies, Canada S Catcher In The Rye WO Mitchell, Who Was Born And Grew Up In Small Town Saskatchewan, Evokes The Immensity Of The Landscape With A Lyrical Prose Style, From The Ferociousness Of The Wind To The Far Reaches Of The Bright Blue Sky It S Probably The Most Important Canadian Novel Of BoyhoodMitchell Used Memories Of His Own Childhood To Create The World Of Brian O Connal, Balancing A Finely Drawn Sense Of Humour With A Delicate Nostalgia For A World That Had Already Been Lost Even As Mitchell Wrote About It In The Aftermath Of The Second World War Like Children Everywhere, Brian Is Curious About Everything, And The Author Allows Him To Freely Explore His Prairie World, Taking In Everything From Gophers To God, From His Feisty Irish Grandmother To His Friends Ben And Saint Sammy, The Town Of Arcola S Local Madman Mitchell Gives Readers A Most Memorable Glimpse Into The Ins And Outs Of Small Town Life During The Depression Years, Always Through Brian S Eyes, And In Doing So Creates A Poignant And Powerful Portrait Of Childhood Innocence And Its LossJeffrey Canton


About the Author: W.O. Mitchell

William Ormond Mitchell was an author of novels, short stories, and plays He is best known for his 1947 novel Who Has Seen the Wind, which has sold close to a million copies in North America, and a collection of short stories, Jake and the Kid, which subsequently won the Stephen Leacock Award Both of these portray life on the Canadian prairies where he grew up in the early part of the 20th century He has often been called the Mark Twain of Canada for his vivid tales of young boys adventures.In 1973, Mitchell was made an officer of the Order of Canada.



10 thoughts on “Who Has Seen The Wind

  1. says:

    It had something to do with dying it had something to do with being born Loving something and being hungry were with it too He knew that much now There was the prairie there was a meadow lark, a baby pigeon, and a calf with two heads In some haunting way the Ben was part of it So was Mr Digby Thanks to my cross Atlantic flight which kept me in a seat for hours with little distraction I finished reading the Canadian c


  2. says:

    I am still recovering years hence from being beaten into submission by this book, by my grade 11 English teacher whom I have otherwise since come to adore , being force fed so much of its prairie fields of wheat, its bodies coming through the rye, its wind barely shaking the barley, writing as bland and endless as those plain plains, as bowlfuls of Cream of Wheat with nary a sultana in sight to break up the monotonony


  3. says:

    Feathering lazily, crazily down,loosed from the hazed softness of the sky, the snow came to rest in startling white bulbs on the dead leaves of the poplars, webbing in between the branches Just outside the grandmother s room, where she lay quite still in her bed, the snow fell soundlessly, flake by flake piling up its careless weight Now and again a twig would break off suddenly, relieve itself of a white burden of snow,


  4. says:

    Aa coming of age during the Great DepressionIf it be a no brainer adventure or a plot full of relentless debauchery you re looking for, I suggest you avoid this book entirely However, if you seek a deeply touching novel of intelligence and substance, indeed I urge you to read Who Has Seen The Wind It tells the story of a prairie boy s initiation into the mysteries of life, as he discovers death, God, and the spirit that mo


  5. says:

    July 27th, 2013 I m reading this book for my summer English class, so I m not expecting to like it I will, however, try to keep an open mind about it, and I ll give it my best shot Here we go Update July 29th About halfway through the novel now As expected, I m not really liking it at all I ll admit, it s not bad in the sense that I want to smash my face in with an anvil, and the writing isn t too shabby It s just so boring.


  6. says:

    I first read Who Has Seen the Wind in school when I was about 13, back in the late 1970 s It was the first book that truly touched my soul Remember in the movie of Harry Potter and the Philosopher s Stone when Harry first holds his wand in Olivander s shop It was like that I couldn t wait to discuss it in class My teacher asked some question I ve forgotten, and I raised my hand and enthusiastically expressed the fullness of my


  7. says:

    Holy hell.A very Steinbeckian voice meets To Kill A Mockingbird Sad and beautiful Couldn t put it down Where spindling poplars lift their dusty leaves and wild sunflowers stare, the gravestones stand among the prairie grasses Over them a rapt and endless silence lies This soil is rich.


  8. says:

    Brian O Connal is a little boy living on the Canadian Prairies with his parents, his grandmother and younger brother Bobbie This is a gentle and touching look at his early years in a small town where everyone knows everyone else and it s hard for a boy to get away with anything.The authour takes us inside Brian s home life and school life, his ups and downs with friends, neighbours and a new puppy, and then spoiler alert the trage


  9. says:

    A book bathed in the golden sunshine of a sepia tinted childhood This is a novel touched with a magic few authors can compete with Whatever world Mr Mitchell inhabited, we are all blessed that he translated it to the printed page for all of us to enjoy It made even the early teenaged me weep with sadness and joy.


  10. says:

    This is a stunning book I can think of few others which have conveyed such a strong sense of time and place while still maintaining the universality of their themes For the majority of its 300 pages, it is a deeply affecting and often humorous coming of age story I read these with an involuntary smile on my face, interrupted only by temporary bouts of melancholy during the book stender moments Then, in the book s final act, the story


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