(William) Robertson Davies Biography

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With the publication of the Deptford trilogy, Robertson Davies attained an international reputation as one of Canada's foremost men of letters. Perhaps his controversial public personality as a newspaper editor, columnist, and reviewer, and from 1961 until 1981 as Master of Massey College at the University of Toronto, combined with his striking personal appearance--Davies is six feet tall, with a flowing white beard and a fondness for academic gowns--has contributed as much as his novels and plays to the reputation he now enjoys. Certainly, as Davies himself said of Ben Jonson, a dramatist whose work he admires, he is one of those writers whose personal character is inextricably involved with his work. Davies has always valued wholeness, and his own work makes a satisfying whole. His output has been extremely varied: drama, journalism, criticism, novels, speeches, even a Royal Commission Report have all flowed from his pen. But his...

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