Hugh MacLennan

MacLennan, Hugh (məklĕnˈən) [key], 1907–90, Canadian writer, b. Glace Bay, N. S. From his vantage at McGill Univ. in Montreal where he taught from 1951 to 1981, MacLennan wrote novels and essays that helped define Canadian literature. Among his novels are Barometer Rising (1941); Two Solitudes (1945), a study of the conflicts between English and French Canadians; Each Man's Son (1951); The Watch That Ends the Night (1959); Return of the Sphinx (1967), and Voices in Time (1980). He also published several nonfiction works including Cross Country (1949), Thirty and Three (1955), Scotsman's Return and Other Essays (1960), and The Colour of Canada (1967).

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