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A Bibliography Of Robertson Davies

Author : Carl Spadoni
ISBN : 9781442667280
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Robertson Davies (1913–1995), one of Canada’s most distinguished authors of the twentieth century, was known for his work as a novelist, playwright, critic, journalist, and professor. This descriptive bibliography is dedicated to his writing career, covering all publications from his first venture into print at the age of nine to works published posthumously to 2011. Entries include each of Davies’ signed publications and those pseudonymous or anonymous writings he acknowledged having written. Included are his plays, novels, journalism, academic writing, translations, interviews, speeches, lectures, unsigned articles and editorials, films, audio recordings, and multimedia editions. Also listed is a generous sampling of unsigned articles and editorials. Using Davies’ archives and the archives of other authors, organizations, and publishers, Carl Spadoni and Judith Skelton Grant present A Bibliography of Robertson Davies to serve the research demands of Canadian literature and book history scholars.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Merry Heart

Author : Robertson Davies
ISBN : UOM:39015041288773
Genre : Literary Collections
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Culled from the late author's collection of unpublished materials and papers, this volume contains twenty-four essays and lectures on such subjects as the miracle of language and the magic of books, readers, and writers.
Category: Literary Collections

Robertson Davies

Author : Nicholas Maes
ISBN : 1770705058
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Born in Thamesville, Ontario, a student at Queen’s University in Kingston in the 1930’s, and editor and later publisher of the Peterborough Examiner from the 1940s to the mid-1960s, playwright, essayist, critic, professor, and novelist Robertson Davies (1913-1995) was one of Canada’s pre-eminent literary voices for more than a half-century. Davies, with his generous beard and donnish manner, was the very epitome of the "man of letters," a term he abhorred. Best known for his Deptford Trilogy of novels (Fifth Business, The Manticore, World of Wonders), he also wrote two other trilogies (Salterton and Cornish) and was at work on the third volume of another trilogy (Toronto) when he died. With a life as rich in character and colour as that found in his fiction and essays, Davies had a great fondness for magic and myth, both of which are found in abundance in his work, along with a prodigious streak of wry humour.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Fifth Business

Author : Robertson Davies
ISBN : 0143198246
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Ramsay is a man twice born, a man who has returned from the hell of the battle-grave at Passchendaele in World War I decorated with the Victoria Cross and destined to be caught in a no man's land where memory, history, and myth collide. As Ramsay tells his story, it begins to seem that from boyhood, he has exerted a perhaps mystical, perhaps pernicious, influence on those around him. His apparently innocent involvement in such innocuous events as the throwing of a snowball or the teaching of card tricks to a small boy in the end prove neither innocent nor innocuous. Fifth Business stands alone as a remarkable story told by a rational man who discovers that the marvelous is only another aspect of the real.

The Salterton Trilogy

Author : Robertson Davies
ISBN : 9780771027796
Genre : Fiction
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The Salterton Trilogy is comprised of the novels Tempest-Tost, Leaven of Malice, and A Mixture of Frailties, Robertson Davies’ first forays into fiction in the 1950s. The Trilogy is available in eBook format for the first time. In the small university town of Salterton, Ontario, dreams are quietly taking shape . . . or falling apart. In Tempest-Tost, Valentine Rich, professional director of the Salterton Little Theatre Company, is tormented by the amateurish efforts of his actors. The families Vambrace and Bridgetower almost go to war over a fake notice of engagement in the local paper in Leaven of Malice. And in A Mixture of Frailties, the fortune of the late Louisa Bridgetower is lavished on an aspiring singer because there is no male heir to claim it. Tracing the lives and incidents of a small community, The Salterton Trilogy peels off the public veneer of geniality and respectability to reveal the private passions simmering beneath. “Ingenious, erudite, entertaining . . . Davies displays all the qualities of a latter-day Trollope and shows us what modern Canada is like.” —Anthony Burgess in the Observer Books of the Year
Category: Fiction


Author : Vladimir Nabokov
ISBN : 0307744027
Genre : Fiction
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Awe and exhiliration--along with heartbreak and mordant wit--abound in Lolita, Nabokov's most famous and controversial novel, which tells the story of the aging Humbert Humbert's obsessive, devouring, and doomed passion for the nymphet Dolores Haze. Lolita is also the story of a hypercivilized European colliding with the cheerful barbarism of postwar America. Most of all, it is a meditation on love--love as outrage and hallucination, madness and transformation.
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World Of Wonders

Author : Robertson Davies
ISBN : 0143194151
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World of Wonders is the third novel in Robertson Davies's celebrated Deptford Trilogy, which began with Fifth Business and The Manticore. Called "a spectacular, soaring work, an astounding tour de force unequaled in recent literature," it is the story of Magnus Eisengrim, master illusionist, the most illustrious magician of his age.

Robertson Davies Playwright

Author : Susan Stone-Blackburn
ISBN : 9780774843331
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In this book, Susan Stone-Blackburn studies how the tastes and concerns of one of Canada's leading writers have been given dramatic expression, beginning with The King Who Could Not Dream and Benoni and ending with Question Time and Pontiac and the Green Man. She also examines how Davies' playwriting has been influenced by the dominant tastes of his time and by the conditions under which his plays have been performed. Dealing with the plays chronologically, Stone-Blackburn reveals Davies' fondness for theatricality as opposed to realism, for mythic flavour and archetypal character, his romanticism, and his irrepressible humour.
Category: Literary Criticism

A Bibliography Of Macmillan Of Canada Imprints 1906 1980

Author : Bruce Whiteman
ISBN : 091967089X
Genre : Literary Collections
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This bibliography is a descriptive and comprehensive record of the publishing activity of Macmillan of Canada, one of the most important Canadian publishers of the twentieth century whose archives are now part of the McMaster University collection. The bibliography is arranged chronologically, beginning with Macmillan’s first publications in 1906 and concluding with those books published up to July 1980. This list illustrates the diversity of macmillan’s publications including books by prominent Canadian writers such as Stephen Leacock, rey Owl, Robertson Davies, Mazo de la Roche, Marius Barbeau, E.J. Pratt, Frederick Phillip Grove, Dorothy Livesay, Raymond Knister, Morley Callaghan, James Reaney, Donald Creighton, Adele Wiseman, Hugh MacLennan, W.O. Mitchell, and others. This book is carefully researched, well-organized and easily accessible. It is of major interest to librarians, booksellers, researchers, bibliophiles and anyone interested in the Canadian book world.
Category: Literary Collections