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The merry heart : reflections on reading, writing, and the world of books

Author: Robertson Davies
Publisher: New York : Penguin, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of writings from Robertson Davies including: reminiscences, speeches, book reviews, parodies essays and fragments of his unpublished diary. Subjects covered by the essays include: art  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Robertson Davies; Robertson Davies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robertson Davies
ISBN: 014027586X 9780140275865 0670873667 9780670873661
OCLC Number: 39798540
Description: xii, 385 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: A rake at reading --
A chapter of autobiography --
Literature in a country without a mythology --
Painting, fiction, and faking --
Can a doctor be a humanist? --
Reviewing Graham Greene --
The novelist and magic --
My early literary life --
Literature and technology --
A Canadian author --
Literature and moral purpose --
The McFiggin fragment --
Reading --
Writing --
Christmas books --
World of wonders --
Convocation address --
The peeled eye --
A view in winter: creativity in old age --
Honouring Mavis Gallant --
An unlikely masterpiece --
A Christmas carol re-harmonized --
Fiction of the future --
A ghost story.
Responsibility: Robertson Davies.

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