Callaghan, Morley Edward

The following article is from The Great Soviet Encyclopedia (1979). It might be outdated or ideologically biased.

Callaghan, Morley Edward


Born 1903 in Toronto. Canadian author; writes in English. Son of Irish immigrants.

Callaghan’s first novel, Strange Fugitive (1928), brought him to public attention. He seeks his heroes among poor men, as shown in the collections of short stories A Native Argosy (1929), No Man’s Meat (1931), Now That April’s Here (1936), and Morley Callaghan’s Stories (1959). In the realistic novels Such Is My Loved (1934), They Shall Inherit the Earth (1935), and The Loved and Lost (1951) he depicted people who are unable to adjust to life in modern capitalist society. His creative work is imbued with Christian ideas, but the representatives of the official church appear in his books as a buttress of reactionary forces. In 1963 he published a book of reminiscences about Hemingway and Fitzgerald (That Summer in Paris).


The Men With the Coat. [Toronto] 1955.
A Passion in Rome. New York, 1961.
In Russian translation:
Podvenechnoe plat’e. Moscow, 1966.
“Zatrudnitel’noe polozhenie.” In the collection Zateriannaia ulitsa. Moscow, 1971.
Liubimaia i poteriannaia. Moscow, 1972.


Pacey, D. Creative Writing in Canada. Toronto, 1961.
Conron, B. Morley Callaghan. New York, 1966.
Hoar, V. Morley Callaghan. Toronto, 1969.

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