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Clarke, Austin, 1934-2016


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  • Fuller Name

    • Austin Chesterfield
  • Variants

    • us: Clarke, Austin Chesterfield, 1934-2016
    • us: Clarke, Austin C. (Austin Chesterfield), 1934-2016
  • Additional Information

  • Exact Matching Concepts from Other Schemes

  • Earlier Established Forms

    • Clarke, Austin Chesterfield, 1932-
  • Sources

    • found: His The meeting point, 1967.
    • found: Stewart, C. The Austin Clarke Collection, c1982:t.p. (Austin Clarke) introd. (b. 7/26/34)
    • found: WW Can., 1982(Clarke, Austin Ardinel Chesterfield, b. 7/26/34)
    • found: His When women rule, c1985:t.p. (Austin Clarke)
    • found: NLC 8-23-85(AACR 2: Clarke, Austin, 1934- ; d. of b. chg. from 1932 to 1934)
    • found: Amongst thistles and thorns, 2011:title page (Austin C. Clarke) p. 188 (lives in Toronto) p. 4 of cover (born in Barbados in 1934)
    • found: The Canadian encyclopedia, via WWW, March 31, 2016(Austin Clarke; Clarke, Austin Chesterfield, novelist, short-story writer, journalist (b at St James, Barbados 26 July 1934). Clarke arrived in Canada in 1955 to study at the University of Toronto but subsequently ventured into employment in various fields, including journalism. In due course, he turned increasingly to fiction, grist for his work being provided primarily by his interactions with West Indian immigrants, his own experiences as a black in Canada, and his familiarity with colonial and post-colonial Barbadian society.)
    • found: New York times WWW site, viewed June 28, 2016(in obituary published June 27: Austin Clarke; b. Austin Chesterfield Clarke, July 26, 1934, St. James, Barbados; moved to Canada in 1955; d. Sunday [June 26, 2016], Toronto, aged 81; award-winning author who wrote about the immigrant experience and being black in Canada)
    • found: Canada. Governor General. Honours Recipients database, 9 December 2016(Austin Chesterfield Clarke, C.M., O.Ont.; Toronto, Ontario; Member of the Order of Canada, awarded on May 6, 1998, invested on October 22, 1998; He is a distinguished novelist and short story writer who has explored the immigrant experience with humour, compassion, happiness and sorrow. Through his prolific literary output he has recorded the changing face of the country, giving voice to the resilience, courage and loneliness often felt by people who come to Canada to start a new life. By his own example he has broadened the horizons for black writers, encouraging them to develop their creative talent. His contributions as a respected author, teacher and community activist have helped Canadians understand our diverse roots as well as our universal humanity; deceased on June 26, 2016)
    • found: Amicus database, 9 December 2016(authorized access point: Clarke, Austin, 1934- ; variant access point: Clarke, Austin Ardinel Chesterfield, 1934- )
  • LC Classification

    • PR9199.3.C526
  • Change Notes

    • 1980-07-18: new
    • 2016-12-21: revised
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