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John Robert Colombo

Forfatter af True Canadian Ghost Stories

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John Robert Colombo, the Toronto-based author and anthologist, has been collecting accounts of supernatural and paranormal experiences as reported by Canadians for more than twenty years. Dubbed Canada's Mr. Mystery, he has previously published The Big Book of Canadian Ghost Stories, The Big Book vis mere of Canadian Hauntings, and Strange but True, among dozens of other books. vis mindre
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Værker af John Robert Colombo

True Canadian Ghost Stories (2003) 31 eksemplarer
Haunted Toronto (1996) 30 eksemplarer
Colombo's Canadian References (1976) 22 eksemplarer
Tesseracts 14: Strange Canadian Stories (2010) — Redaktør — 20 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Colombo's Canadian quotations (1974) 20 eksemplarer
Ghost Stories of Canada (2000) 18 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Penguin Book of Canadian Jokes (2001) 16 eksemplarer
1000 Questions About Canada (1988) 15 eksemplarer
True Canadian UFO Stories (2004) 14 eksemplarer
Mysteries of Ontario (1999) 14 eksemplarer
More True Canadian Ghost Stories (2005) 14 eksemplarer
Colombo's New Canadian Quotations (1987) 12 eksemplarer
The Big Book of Canadian Ghost Stories (2008) 12 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Mysterious Canada (1988) 11 eksemplarer
Worlds in Small (1992) 7 eksemplarer
Other Canadas: An Anthology of Science Fiction and Fantasy (1979) — Bidragyder; Bidragyder — 7 eksemplarer
Colombo's book of Canada (1978) 6 eksemplarer
Canadian Literary Landmarks (1984) 6 eksemplarer
Not to be Taken at Night (1981) — Redaktør — 6 eksemplarer
The Mackenzie Poems (1966) 5 eksemplarer
ABRACADABRA (1967) 5 eksemplarer
How Do I Love Thee (1970) 3 eksemplarer
Dark Visions (1992) 3 eksemplarer
Colombo's Canadian Quiz Book (1983) 3 eksemplarer
The 1998 Canadian Global Almanac (1997) 3 eksemplarer
Mackenzie King's Ghost (1991) 3 eksemplarer
999 Questions About Canada (1989) 3 eksemplarer
Colombo's Book of marvels (1979) 3 eksemplarer
The Poets of Canada (1978) 2 eksemplarer
The Little Blue Book of UFOs (1992) 2 eksemplarer
Off earth : poems and effects (1987) 2 eksemplarer
Colombo's 101 Canadian places (1983) 2 eksemplarer
Selected Translations (1982) 1 eksemplar
Songs of the Indians (1983) 1 eksemplar
Songs of the great land (1989) 1 eksemplar
Writer's map of Toronto (1993) 1 eksemplar
True Canadian Haunting Stories (2005) 1 eksemplar
Self-schrift (1999) 1 eksemplar
Writer's map of Ontario (1992) 1 eksemplar
One hundred poems, 1960-2000 (2004) 1 eksemplar
Neo poems 1 eksemplar
Colombo's Names and Nicknames (1978) 1 eksemplar
Mostly monsters (1977) 1 eksemplar
The Sad Truths: New Poems (1974) 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Tesseracts 1 (1985) — Bidragyder — 50 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Tesseracts 4 (2002) — Bidragyder — 32 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Outcasts of Poker Flat: Including Luck of Roaring Camp and Other Selected Stories (1964) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver23 eksemplarer
For Neruda, For Chile: An International Anthology (1975) — Bidragyder — 23 eksemplarer
Holding your eight hands; an anthology of science fiction verse (1969) — Bidragyder — 22 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Northrop Frye quote book (2014) — Editor Of Compilation. — 7 eksemplarer

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Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
University of Toronto (1959)
Colombo, Ruth (wife)
Priser og hædersbevisninger
Centennial Medal (1967)
Order of Cyril and Methodius (1st class)
Harbourfront Literary Award
Honorary Doctorate (D.Litt., 1998)
Order of Canada (2004)
Kort biografi
JRC is known across Canada as “the Master Gatherer” for his many books on the lore and literature of the country. He has been dubbed John “Bartlett” Colombo for his “quote books.” He has been called “Canada’s Mr. Mystery” for his studies of mysterious Canadiana.

An occasional public speaker and radio and television personality, he is a recipient of the Harbourfront International Literary Award; he was awarded an honourary doctorate in literature by York University; and he is a member of the Order of Canada.

Among his other honours are the Centennial Medal, the Order of Cyril and Methodius (first class), and Esteemed Knight of Mark Twain.



As usual with short stories, only a few were interesting. Quite a few here were dull, frankly. I only read it for John Park's Nightward, really (it landed squarely in the interesting bucket btw). Heat Death (Patrick Johanneson), Flight of Passage (Jon Martin Watts), and One Nation Under Gods (Jerome Stueart) were also kind of interesting.
natcontrary | May 21, 2018 |
This anthology is an excuse to talk about the movies and the people who make them. The collection is entertaining.
DinadansFriend | Apr 23, 2014 |
A great collection of ghost stories from all over Canada. Colombo writes with a no nonsesse style that increases the spookiness of the stories.
cal8769 | Mar 14, 2011 |
Looking at the size of this book I didn't think that I would see it ever come to an end. I didn't read this on a regualr basis but everything I picked it up it was difficult to put down. Many stories rang true. Many of the stories have been read here for the first time. If you are a fan of ghosts and such, you don't want to miss reading this book. It has it all.
callmejacx | Jan 30, 2010 |



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