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Wiebe, Rudy 1934-

Works: 141 works in 651 publications in 9 languages and 11,697 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  History  Biographical fiction  Juvenile works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Short stories  Personal narratives‡vCanadian  Historical fiction 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Interviewee, Contributor, Other, Honoree
Classifications: PR9199.3.W47, 813.54
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The temptations of Big Bear by Rudy Wiebe( Book )
66 editions published between 1973 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 675 libraries worldwide
IN 1876, Big Bear, a Plains Cree, stands alone among the prairie chiefs in his refusal to choose a reserve and acknowledge white ownership of the land. His own visions comprehends a new Canadian Northwest in which all peoples can live together in peace
The blue mountains of China by Rudy Wiebe( Book )
41 editions published between 1970 and 2011 in English and German and held by 483 libraries worldwide
A group of Russian Mennonites search for a land that would give them religious freedom
Peace shall destroy many by Rudy Wiebe( Book )
45 editions published between 1960 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 478 libraries worldwide
During WWII a Mennonite farmer in Saskatchewan begins to question his faith's stance on the war
Stolen life : the journey of a Cree woman by Rudy Wiebe( Book )
29 editions published between 1986 and 2001 in 4 languages and held by 420 libraries worldwide
"The award-winning Stolen Life is a remarkable collaborative work between a distinguished novelist and a Cree woman who broke a lifetime of silence to share her story. Imprisoned for murder at the age of twenty-seven, Yvonne Johnson sought out Rudy Wiebe, the chronicler of her ancestor Big Bear, as a means of coming to terms with her self, her past and the crime that defines her future. The ensuing story, which is told with Wiebe's compassion and infused with Johnson's intelligence and spirituality defies the grisly events of her life."--Jacket
The scorched-wood people : a novel by Rudy Wiebe( Book )
32 editions published between 1977 and 2005 in English and French and held by 384 libraries worldwide
Novel about Louis Riel and Gabriel Dumont
A discovery of strangers by Rudy Wiebe( Book )
27 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 339 libraries worldwide
Hidden buffalo by Rudy Wiebe( Book )
7 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and held by 315 libraries worldwide
As the Cree people watch summer drift into autumn, they hunt all over the prairie for the great buffalo herds that will provide food for the coming winter. But they can find none and the people are growing desperate with hunger. The tribe must decide whether to follow the vision of a young boy, Sky Running, and risk enemy territory or face the harsh winter without sufficient food
The mad trapper : a novel by Rudy Wiebe( Book )
21 editions published between 1980 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 274 libraries worldwide
Fictional biography of Albert Johnson
First and vital candle by Rudy Wiebe( Book )
18 editions published between 1956 and 2006 in English and held by 218 libraries worldwide
Silence, the word and the sacred : essays by E. D Blodgett( Book )
10 editions published between 1989 and 2009 in English and held by 209 libraries worldwide
The result of a dialogue between poets and scholars on the meaning and making of the sacred, this book endeavours to determine how the sacred emerges in sacred script as well as in poetic discourse. It ranges through scholarship in areas as apparently disparate as postmodernism and Buddhism. The perspectives developed are various and without closure, locating the sacred in modes as diverse as patristic traditions, feminist re-translations of biblical texts, and oral and written versions of documents from the world's religions. The essays cohere in their preoccupation with the crucial role language plays in the creation of the sacred, particularly in the relation that language bears to silence. In their interplay, language does not silence by, rather, calls the other as sacred into articulate existence
Playing dead : a contemplation concerning the Arctic by Rudy Wiebe( Book )
12 editions published between 1989 and 2003 in English and held by 203 libraries worldwide
A collection of essays about the Canadian Arctic, both land and people, by a Canadian writer enamoured of the North
Sweeter than all the world by Rudy Wiebe( Book )
17 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and Chinese and held by 193 libraries worldwide
Rudy Wiebe's latest novel is at once an enthralling saga of the Mennonite people and one man's emotional voyage into his heritage and his own self-discovery. Ambitious in its historical sweep, tender and humane, Sweeter Than All the World takes us on an extraordinary odyssey never before fully related in a contemporary novel. The novel tells the story of the Mennonite people from the early days of persecution in sixteenth-century Netherlands, and follows their emigration to Danzig, London, Russia, and the Americas, through the horrors of World War II, to settlement in Paraguay and Canada. It is told episodically in a double-stranded narrative. The first strand consists of different voices of historical figures. The other narrative voice is that of Adam Wiebe, born in Saskatchewan in 1935, whom we encounter at telling stages of his life: as a small boy playing in the bush, as a student hunting caribou a week before his wedding, and as a middle-aged man carefully negotiating a temporary separation from his wife. As Adam faces the collapse of his marriage and the disappearance of his daughter, he becomes obsessed with understanding his ancestral past. Wiebe meshes the history of a people with the story of a modern family, laying bare the complexities of desire and family love, religious faith and human frailty. The past comes brilliantly alive, beginning with the horrors of the Reformation, when Weynken Claes Wybe is burned at the stake for heretical views on Communion. We are caught up in the great events of each century, as we follow in the footsteps of Adam's forebears: the genius engineer who invented the cable-car system; the artist Enoch Seeman, who found acclamation at the royal court in London after having been forbidden to paint by the Elders; Anna, who endures the great wagon trek across the Volga in 1860, leaving behind her hopes of marriage so that her brothers will escape conscription in the Prussian army; and Elizabeth Katerina, caught in the Red Army's advance into Germany when rape and pillage are the rewards given to soldiers. The title of the novel, taken from a hymn, reflects the beauty and sorrow of these stories of courage. In a startling act of invention, Sweeter Than All the World sets one man's quest for family and love against centuries of turmoil. Rudy Wiebe first wrote of Mennonite resettlement in his 1970 epic novel The Blue Mountains of China. Since then, much of his work has focused on re-imagining the history of the Canadian Northwest. In Sweeter Than All the World, as in many of his most acclaimed novels, Wiebe has sought out real historical characters to tell an extraordinary story. William Keith, a University of Toronto professor and author of a book about Wiebe, writes: "Wiebe has a knack for divining wells of human feeling in historical sources." Here, all the main characters share his name, and the history is one to which he belongs. Moreover, alongside those flashbacks into history is revealed an utterly compelling contemporary story of a man whose background is not totally unlike the author's own. Wiebe sets his narrative against his two favourite backdrops: the northern Alberta landscape, and the shared memories of the Mennonite people. Sweeter Than All the World is a compassionate, erudite and stimulating work of fiction that shares the deep-rooted concerns of all of Wiebe's work: how to make history live in our imagination, and how we can best live our lives
My lovely enemy : a novel by Rudy Wiebe( Book )
10 editions published between 1983 and 2005 in English and Italian and held by 193 libraries worldwide
The Story-makers : a selection of modern short stories by Rudy Wiebe( Book )
16 editions published between 1970 and 1994 in English and French and held by 186 libraries worldwide
Where is the voice coming from? by Rudy Wiebe( Book )
8 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 172 libraries worldwide
Big Bear by Rudy Wiebe( Book )
10 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and German and held by 162 libraries worldwide
Big Bear (1825'1888) was a Plains Cree chief in Saskatchewan at a time when aboriginals were confronted with the disappearance of the buffalo and waves of European settlers that seemed destined to destroy the Indian way of life. In 1876 he refused to sign Treaty No. 6, until 1882, when his people were starving. Big Bear advocated negotiation over violence, but when the federal government refused to negotiate with aboriginal leaders, some of his followers killed 9 people at Frog Lake in 1885. Big Bear himself was arrested and imprisoned. Rudy Wiebe, author of a Governor General's Award'winning novel about Big Bear, revisits the life of the eloquent statesman, one of Canada's most important aboriginal leaders
The angel of the tar sands and other stories by Rudy Wiebe( Book )
10 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 151 libraries worldwide
Sixteen short stories, most of which are set in Alberta or the Yukon Territories
Collected stories, 1955-2010 by Rudy Wiebe( Book )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 150 libraries worldwide
"This authoritative edition contains all fifty of Canadian literary icon Rudy Wiebe's short stories. For over fifty years, Canadian literary legend Rudy Wiebe has been defining and refining prairie literature through his oeuvre of world renowned novels, histories, essays, and short stories. He has introduced generations of readers far and wide to western Canadian Mennonite, aboriginal, and settler culture. Some say he wrote the book on historical prairie fiction. In fact, he's written quite a few. The book included all fifty short stories that Wiebe completed between 1955 and 2010, including one previously unpublished story. This is a must-have book for aficionados of great world literature, fans of prairie fiction, and Wiebe's faithful readers."--Pub. desc
A voice in the land : essays by and about Rudy Wiebe by Rudy Wiebe( Book )
5 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 144 libraries worldwide
War in the West : voices of the 1885 rebellion ( Book )
3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 140 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Rudy Wiebe Canadees auteur
Rudy Wiebe Canadian writer
Rudy Wiebe kanadischer Schriftsteller
Wiebe, Rudy.
Wiebe, Rudy 1934-
Wiebe, Rudy H. 1934-
Wiebe, Rudy Henry
Wiebe, Rudy Henry 1934-
English (432)
German (15)
French (12)
Chinese (4)
Italian (2)
Czech (2)
Danish (1)
Finnish (1)
Norwegian (1)
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