The Lyre of Orpheus

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Penguin Books, 1988 - Fiction - 472 pages
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Composer Hulda Schnackenburg, priest, scholar, and librettist Simon Darcourt, and director Arthur Cornish work to complete E.T.A. Hoffman's unfinished opera

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Review: The Lyre of Orpheus (The Cornish Trilogy #3)

User Review  - Leah - Goodreads

This was a fitting ending to the trilogy, and yet it lacked important elements. Where was Mamouzia? How could she be so absent from Maria's pregnancy and from the life of Baby David? I wanted a re ... Read full review

Review: The Lyre of Orpheus (The Cornish Trilogy #3)

User Review  - Krista - Goodreads

A man's life of any worth is a continual allegory -- and very few eyes can see the Mystery of his life -- a lie like the scriptures, figurative. -- John Keats As the third book in Robertson Davies ... Read full review


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Robertson Davies (1913-1995) had three successive careers during the time he became an internationally acclaimed author: actor, publisher, and, finally, professor at the University of Toronto. The author of twelve novels and several volumes of essays and plays, he was the first Canadian to be inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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