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Doctor Bloom's Story

Doctor Bloom's Story( )
Author: Coles, Don
ISBN:978-0-676-97603-8
Publication Date:Dec 2004
Publisher:Random House of Canada
Imprint:Vintage Canada
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $13.95
Book Description:

Doctor Bloom’s Story, a wry and subtle novel, is a Knopf Canada New Face of Fiction selection for 2004 and already a popular and critical favourite. What starts off sounding like a charming, bittersweet memoir develops rapidly into a complex and moving book centred on a pressing moral dilemma. In the first few pages, Dr. Nicolaas Bloom, cardiologist and would-be writer, describes his life’s trajectory: from medical and literary studies in Leiden,...
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Book Details
Pages:304
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Women
Fiction / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.22 x 8 x 0.8 Inches
Book Weight:0.619 Pounds
Author Biography
Coles, Don (Author)
Donald Coles was born in Woodstock, Ontario, Canada on April 12, 1927. He received a bachelor's degree in history and a master's in English from the University of Toronto. After graduating, he studied at Cambridge and spent most of the 1950s studying, writing, and working as a translator in Europe. He moved to Toronto in 1965 and taught in the humanities and creative writing programs at York University. He retired in 1995.

He wrote 14 volumes of poetry including The Prinzhorn Collection; Forests of the Medieval World, which won the Governor-General's literary award for poetry in 1993; and Kurgan, which won the Trillium Prize in 2000. He also wrote a novel entitled Doctor Bloom's Story. He died on November 29, 2017 at the age of 90.

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