William Robertson Davies, CC, OOnt, FRSC, FRSL (August 28, 1913 – December 2, 1995) was a Canadian novelist, playwright, critic, journalist, and professor. He was one of Canada's best-known and most popular authors, and one of its most distinguished "men of letters", a term Davies is variously said to have gladly accepted for himself and to have detested. Davies was the founding Master of Massey College, a graduate residential college associated with the University of Toronto.
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... Grant, Judith Skelton, Robertson Davies Man of Myth, Viking, Toronto, 1994 ... ISBN 0-670-82557-3 (hard cover) ISBN 0-14-011452-1 (paperback) ...
... The Enthusiasms of Robertson Davies is a collection of essays by Canadian novelist and journalist Robertson Davies ... reviews and autobiographical essays that Davies had previously published in newspapers and magazines, covering a wide variety of topics ...
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... McClelland and Stewart in 1996, is a collection of writings by Canadian novelist Robertson Davies ... reviews, parodies and essays written over a period from 1980 to 1995, the year of Davies' death ... Davies had planned the volume before his death ...
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