Talk:Thomas King (novelist)

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Why is there a link to the future history article in the subtitle of The Truth About Stories: A Native Narrative? Somewildthingsgo 08:23, 1 February 2007 (UTC)

  • Good catch - have deleted what looks like vandalism. Vizjim 10:04, 1 February 2007 (UTC)

In a recent correspondence with Mr. King's agent, he requested that reference to his being of German descent be removed from biographical information. Apparently this information is inaccurate. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Ahill75 (talkcontribs) 03:49, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

Why is he listed as an "incumbent" in his photo? He's running in a by-election, but not expected to win, and he hasn't been elected to anything yet. Hanfuzzy (talk) 05:00, 4 September 2008 (UTC)

long photo caption[edit]

how much of that info do we really need in the caption? Aristophanes68 (talk) 19:39, 19 March 2008 (UTC)

Turtles all the way down ...[edit]

In his entertainingly thought-provoking Massey Lectures, there is a whimsical repetition of slight variations upon the telling of a "Turtles all the way down" fable/belief/story.

I took them to highlight and counterpoint the Lecture's main theme (albeit potentially quite unbeknown to the regional participants at each of his Lectures, until they became available on CBC or in the book of the scripts). I doubted that there was any association intended to any North American 'Indian' beliefs.

However in Wiki's <> in its TALK item 9, the following appears to conflate/muddle the issue - 'Native American story' 'The "turtles all the way down" idea also appears in Thomas King's The Truth About Stories (from the CBC Massey Lectures) as a Native narrative... I'm not sure how or where this would be best added, or I'd do so myself. (The exact phrase is on page 32, the myth shows up in a couple of other places, IIRC), 26 October 2006'

MY QUESTION - Is some clarification warranted on either or indeed both of these Wiki articles, related to whether there ever was an infinite Turtle stack in any such "Native narrative" ? Ah, whatever, ... at least you've heard it now ... (talk) 01:36, 12 January 2013 (UTC) (talk) 01:48, 12 January 2013 (UTC)

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Citation Suggestions[edit]

I noticed that there are two sections missing citations:

1. In the second paragraph of the 'Writings' section there is no citation provided to support the analysis. I suggest a citation to validate the claim.

2. I also suggest providing a citation for the 'Personal life' section of the article.


- Angelocasiano (talk) 22:55, 7 March 2017 (UTC)