A voice from the attic

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Viking, 1972 - Fiction - 370 pages
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Review: A Voice from the Attic: Essays on the Art of Reading

User Review  - Jennifer Rilstone - Goodreads

Fascinating look at genres of Victorian literature, though not a book about Victorian times. I can never get enough of Davies' prose. Read full review

Review: A Voice from the Attic: Essays on the Art of Reading

User Review  - Sandy Yang - Goodreads

I pre-rate it 5 stars for the prologue and the first 30 pages of the book. It's a must-read about reading for those who like to read novels. I couldn't believe I had to be a Robertson Davies fan to ... Read full review

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Contents

Reading a Private Art
7
The Means of Reading
13
Reader As Interpreter
19
Copyright

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About the author (1972)

Novelist, playwright, and journalist, Robertson Davies is one of Canada's best-known writers internationally. He grew up in Kingston, Ontario, where he later attended Queen's University. In 1938, he received a B.Litt. from Oxford, and then joined the Old Vic Theatre Company. Returning to Canada in 1940, he served as editor of the influential publication Saturday Night until 1942. For the next 20 years he was editor of the Peterborough Examiner in Ontario, where he wrote the Samuel Marchbanks Sketches. From 1953 to 1971 he served on the board of the Stratford Festival. In 1963 Davies became the first master of Massey College, a graduate college at the University of Toronto. In the 1970s Davies published the Deptford Trilogy - Fifth Business (1970), The Manticore (1972), and World of Wonders (1975). Beginning in 1981, Davies published the Cornish Trilogy - The Rebel Angels (1981), What's Bred in the Bone (1985), and The Lyre of Orpheus (1988). These novels, with their academic setting, reveal Davies's awareness of Canada's intellectual and artistic sophistication.

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