Timothy Findley (b. October 30): “Art was meant to be dangerous.”

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“Literature was intended to be dangerous. Art was meant to be dangerous. Ideas were nothing if they were not dangerous.”

“The writer cannot see the mass, as such, because the writer never looks to see the mass. The writer looks to see the parts, and the writer looks at every part and every person, each of them alone.”

Timothy Findley (born 30 October 1930, died 21 June 2002) was a Canadian novelist and playwright. He wrote 10 novels, a memoir, three collections of short stories, plays, and screenplays including the 1981 movie version of The Wars. He received numerous awards including the Officer of the Order of Canada.

 

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