Environmentalist and author Farley Mowat, who described the wilds of subarctic Canada, has died at age 92. In a preface to his most famous book, Never Cry Wolf, he argued, “We have doomed the wolf not for what it is but for what we deliberately and mistakenly perceive it to be: the mythologized epitome of a savage, ruthless killer — which is, in reality, not more than the reflected image of ourselves.” 
Often accused of playing fast and loose with reality, Mowat himself is quoted in a 1996 article saying, “I never let the facts get in the way of the truth.” Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said in a statement that Mowat will be “remembered as a passionate Canadian. His legacy will live on in the treasure of Canadian literature he leaves behind, which will remain a joy to both new and old fans around the world.”
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Environmentalist and author Farley Mowat, who described the wilds of subarctic Canada, has died at age 92. In a preface to his most famous book, Never Cry Wolf, he argued, “We have doomed the wolf not for what it is but for what we deliberately and mistakenly perceive it to be: the mythologized epitome of a savage, ruthless killer — which is, in reality, not more than the reflected image of ourselves.”

Often accused of playing fast and loose with reality, Mowat himself is quoted in a 1996 article saying, “I never let the facts get in the way of the truth.” Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper said in a statement that Mowat will be “remembered as a passionate Canadian. His legacy will live on in the treasure of Canadian literature he leaves behind, which will remain a joy to both new and old fans around the world.”

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    That was one of my favorite books as a kid
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    Oh, sad sad sad. I grew up in the wilds of 1980s Canada, on a diet of Farley Mowat (and whole mice.) Even when he was...
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    The Dog That Wouldn’t Be. So good. So painful.
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