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SOURCE: An obituary in The New York Times, December 4, 1995, p. B10.

[In the following obituary, Flint focuses on Davies's works, noting his concern with themes of morality, evil, myth, love, and death.]

Robertson Davies, the novelist, journalist and educator who became one of the first Canadian literary figures to gain an international following, died on Saturday at a hospital in Orangeville, Ontario, 50 miles northwest of Toronto. He was 82.

The cause was a stroke, his secretary, Moira Whalon, told The Associated Press. Mr. Davies, who lived in Toronto but had a home in Caledon East, near Orangeville, had entered the hospital last Tuesday, said a supervisor at the hospital where he died, the Dufferin-Caledon Health Care Corporation.

Mr. Davies published more than 30 volumes of fiction, including three trilogies, as well as plays, essays and criticism. He was once mentioned as a potential recipient of the 1993 Nobel Prize in literature...

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