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The Lamp at Noon and Other Stories

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Sinclair Ross’ 1941 novel As For Me and My House is a masterpiece of Canadian literature, a stunning evocation of the Prairies and their inhabitants during the Depression of the Thirties. With The Lamp at Noon and Other Stories, an original New Canadian Library collection, Ross reveals further dimensions of his fictional universe.

A woman’s impulsive infidelity leads to tra
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Paperback, 144 pages
Published November 1st 1988 by New Canadian Library (first published 1968)
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Kailin
Apr 30, 2011 Kailin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I read this collection for the Painted Door - which i read as a teenager. it is still one of the most hauntingly amazing stories i have ever read. it quietly spells out the anger, the loneliness and the rage that the prairie can make you feel.
Karen
Jan 10, 2015 Karen rated it really liked it
A wonderful collection of depression era stories set in the Canadian prairie.
Colin
May 22, 2010 Colin rated it really liked it
I guess I shouldn't expect a whole lot of happy stories from the author of As For Me and My House .... On the other hand, this is great writing. The first story and "One's a Heifer" are rather disturbing. "Cornet at Night" is probably my favourite story - and the most uplifting story of the bunch.
Ira
Sep 08, 2012 Ira added it
Read the "The Painted Door" from this book after hearing how another book I'm going to read (Tell It to the Trees by Anita Rau Badami) has echoes of this.

I may be reading more short stories from the book, as I did like the one I read.
Nykea
Aug 12, 2010 Nykea rated it liked it
The Painted Door stands out as the most memorable story in the anthology. Ultra Canadian and dramatic, a story of infidelity and mediocrity.
Jeff Laughlin
Oct 04, 2012 Jeff Laughlin rated it it was ok
Grossly simple, I read but was not enthralled. Don't be surprised if I change my thoughts later after giving this another try, but this one noted me.
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