Canadian novelist. Her first works were
set in Africa, where she lived for seven years. In London she
wrote the five Manawaka novels (1964^74). She has
received numerous honours, including the Order of Canada.
Read Margaret Laurence biography
1964 The Stone Angel, ch.1.
if heaven were real, and measured as Revelation says, so many
cubits this wayand that, how gimcrack a place it would be,
crammed with its pavements of gold, its gates of pearl
and topaz, like a gigantic chunkof costume jewelry.
heaven, real, measured, Revelation, wayand, gimcrack, place, crammed, pavements
In bygone days, Morag had once believed that nothing could be
worsethankilling a person.Nowsheperceived river-slaying as
bygone, days, once, believed, nothing, something, worse
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