Книга: Margaret Craven «I Heard the Owl Call My Name»

I Heard the Owl Call My Name

Mark Brian, a young Anglican priest who has not long to live, is sent to the Indian village of Kingcome in the wilds of British Columbia. While sharing the hunting and fishing, the festivals and funerals, the joys and sorrows of a once-proud tribe, Mark learns enough of life to be ready to die. On a cold winter evening when he hears the owl call his name, Mark understands what is to come ... An outstanding and much-acclaimed first novel. The author "s perception, wisdom and insight give her unique story the quality of a legend or fable. A rare clarity and simplicity. It is a long time since I was so moved by a story, touching in its dignity and wise in its folklore" Daily Telegraph.

Издательство: "Picador" (1980)

Формат: 130x195, 144 стр.

ISBN: 978-0-330-24765-8

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Margaret Craven

Margaret Craven
Born 13 March 1901 (1901-03-13)
Helena, Montana, USA
Died July 19, 1980(1980-07-19) (aged 79)
Sacramento, California, USA
Occupation Journalist, short story writer, novelist
Nationality American
Genres short stories, novels
Notable work(s) I Heard the Owl Call My Name

Margaret Craven was an American author. She was born in Helena, Montana on March 13, 1901, and died in Sacramento, California on July 19, 1980.


Margaret was the daughter of Arthur J. Craven, a lawyer, and Emily K. Craven. Shortly after she was born, her family, including an older brother, Leslie (born 1889), and her twin brother Wilson, moved from Montana to Bellingham, Washington.[1] After finishing highschool in Bellingham, Margaret went to Stanford University (Palo Alto, California) where she majored in history, avoiding English despite her interest and ability in writing. Upon her graduation with distinction in 1924, she moved from Palo Alto to San Jose, California, where she took a job as secretary to the managing editor of the Mercury Herald. She soon found herself writing the editorials, first over the editor’s initials, then over her own. After the death of the editor, Margaret moved back to Palo Alto and began writing short stories for magazines[2] such as the Delineator. When her father died, her mother came to live with her in California and they moved to San Francisco. There she had an encounter, arranged by Alice B. Toklas, with Gertrude Stein.[3] In 1941 the Saturday Evening Post began accepting her stories. She continued contributing stories to the Post for the next 20 years, although seriously hindered by near-blindness caused by a bacterial infection of the eyes. It was largely owing to her vision problem that during this period she did not write novels, but the problem was overcome around 1960. Just before then Margaret and her mother moved to Sacramento, California, where her brother was living. She had learned about the Indians of the northern British Columbia coast, first from her brother Wilson who had visited there, and then from reading published accounts of the native culture. The first result of this was a story for the Post called “Indian Outpost.” In 1962, Margaret arranged with the Columbia Coast Mission of the Anglican Church to visit Kingcome and other native Kwakwaka'wakw (Kwakiutl) villages on the B.C. coast.[4] Out of this experience came her first novel, I Heard the Owl Call My Name, which was published in Canada in 1967, and then in 1973 in the U.S. where it became a best seller. The same year it was adapted as a television movie for General Electric Theater on CBS.[5] The American edition of the book sold over one million copies and was translated into several languages. Subsequently, Margaret published a second novel, Walk Gently This Good Earth (1977), an autobiography, Again Calls the Owl (1980), and a collection of stories, The Home Front (1981). Margaret Craven died at home in Sacramento on July 19, 1980, predeceased by both her mother and her brother Wilson.[6]


  1. ^ Parents' names taken from US Census, 1910, Whatcom Co., Washington
  2. ^ http://www.s9.com/Biography/Craven-Margaret
  3. ^ http://redravine.wordpress.com/2009/08/10/gertrude-stein-on-writing-again-calls-the-owl-by-margaret-craven/
  4. ^ Hadley, Michael. God’s Little Ships: A History of the Columbia Coast Mission. Madeira Park, B.C.: Harbour Publishing, 1990, p. 172.
  5. ^ Foote, T. “A swimmer’s tale" (review of I Heard the Owl Call My Name). Time Mazazine, 28 Jan. 1974, vol. 103, p. 73 (http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,911085,00.html)
  6. ^ Unless otherwise indicated, the details of this biography were gleaned from Margaret Craven's autobiography, Again Calls the Owl.

Books by Margaret Craven

  • I Heard the Owl Call My Name. Toronto: Clark Irwin, 1967.
  • Walk Gently This Good Earth. New York: Putnam, 1977.
  • Again Calls the Owl. New York: Putnam, 1980.
  • The Home Front. New York: Putnam, 1981.

Источник: Margaret Craven

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