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Robertson Davies : a mingling of contrarieties

Author: Camille R La Bossière; Linda M Morra
Publisher: Ottawa : University of Ottawa Press, ©2001.
Series: Reappraisals, Canadian writers.
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"This collective assessment of the achievement of Robertson Davies addresses the basic problems in reading his artfulness, as a moralist committed to the practices of doubling, disguise, irony and paradox, and dwelling in "gaps" or spaces "in between." The essays present new insights on a broad range of topics of Davies' oeuvre and represent one of the first major discussions devoted to Davies' work since his death  Read more...
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Robertson Davies.
Ottawa : University of Ottawa Press, c2001
(OCoLC)606604472
Named Person: Robertson Davies; Robertson Davies; Robertson Davies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Camille R La Bossière; Linda M Morra
ISBN: 0776605313 9780776605319
OCLC Number: 47120165
Description: vi, 178 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Davies Tristram-gistus / Camille R. La Bossière --
The concert of his life: perspectives on the masks of Robertson Davies / Michael Peterman --
"A hint of the basic brimstone": the humour of Robertson Davies / Faith Balisch --
Undermining comedy: shadows of determinism in the Salterton novels / David Creelman --
Magic in the web: Robertson Davies and Shamanstvo / Todd Pettigrew --
The leaven of wine and spirits in the fiction of Robertson Davies / K.P. Stich --
Metadrama and melodrama: postmodern elements in the plays of Robertson Davies / Lois Sherlow --
"Where there's a will, there are always two ways": doubling in World of wonders / Mark Silverberg --
Authentic forgeries: hermeneutics, artifice, and authenticity in Robertson Davies' What's bred in the bone / David Hallett --
The myth and magic of a textual truth and/or a metaphorical reading of The Deptford trilogy / Tatjana Takseva Chorney --
"Converting the clerisy": quest/ioning, contradictions, and ethics in The Cornish triptych / Andrea C. Cole --
"Medical consultation" for Murther and walking spirits and The cunning man / Rick Davis and Peter Brigg.
Series Title: Reappraisals, Canadian writers.
Responsibility: edited by Camille R. La Bossière and Linda M. Morra.

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Offers a collection of essays on the writing of Robertson Davies that addresses the basic problems in reading his work. This title looks at the topics of doubling, disguise, irony, paradox, and  Read more...

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