Conversations with Robertson Davies

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Univ. Press of Mississippi, 1989 - Biography & Autobiography - 285 pages
Conversations with Robertson Davies is a long overdue anthology of interviews with Canada's most respected literary figure. Journalist, essayist, reviewer, playwright, and novelist, Robertson Davies has not only been a leading figure in Canadian literature since World War II, but, since the publication of Fifth Business in 1970, he has become known throughout the world.

Conversations with Robertson Davies will be of interest both to the student of Canadian literature and culture and to the scholar examining Davies's plays and novels as well as to the general reader who would like to know more about the awesome man behind the Salterton and Deptford trilogies, What's Bred in the Bone, and The Lyre of Orpheus.

A majority of this anthology of twenty-eight interviews has never before appeared in print. Along with these previously unpublished interviews, the reader finds a selection of the best print interviews: Tom Harpur of the Toronto Star proves Davies's spiritual beliefs, Ann Saddlemyer looks into his dreams, and author Terence M. Green questions Davies on the supernatural.

 

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Contents

An Editor His Newspaper Its Community Ralph Hancox
3
Courteous Conservative
62
Robertson Davies Paul Soles
88
Acta Interviews Robertson Davies Renee Heatherington
111
Robertson Davies Ramsay Coolc
125
Is the Day of Davies the Dramatist Finally at Hand
141
You Should Face Up to Your Death Says Author
156
Making Most of Myth Mysticism Louise Lague
162
A Conversation with Robertson Davies Ann Saddlemyer
200
Author Davies Puts Inner Life Concerns First Tom Harpur
208
Sunday Morning Elizabeth Hay
214
Beyond the Visible World
220
Robertson Davies on the World of the Occult
232
Morningside Peter Gzowski
242
Robertson Davies in Conversation with Michael Hulse
252
The Grand Old Man of Can Lit Robert Fulford
270

Sunday Morning Bronwyn Drainie
176
This Country in the Morning Peter Gzowski
182
World of Wonders Alan Twigg
189

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