One Half of Robertson Davies

One Half of Robertson Davies None

  • Title: One Half of Robertson Davies
  • Author: Robertson Davies
  • ISBN: 9780140049671
  • Page: 255
  • Format: Paperback
  • None
    • [PDF] Æ Unlimited ☆ One Half of Robertson Davies : by Robertson Davies è
      255 Robertson Davies
    • thumbnail Title: [PDF] Æ Unlimited ☆ One Half of Robertson Davies : by Robertson Davies è
      Posted by:Robertson Davies
      Published :2018-08-08T16:56:23+00:00

    416 Comment

    • Trisha says:

      Robertson Davies was a well-known and respected Canadian novelist and writer who was in great demand as a guest lecturer at conventions, commencements, university symposiums, professional conferences and many other public gatherings where people came together expecting to be entertained as well as informed. He didn’t disappoint them and this book is a collection of some of his most provocative as well as amusing addresses. While it must have been great fun to hear him speak (he was known as a [...]

    • Judith Shadford says:

      How to Design a Haunted House is certainly the best essay/chapter in this collection. Absolutely hilarious! A lot of the essays ended up little short of preaching--literature, to be sure, but preaching nevertheless. The final piece on what makes a Canadian distinct from other cultures was interesting, enlightening about history which those of us pagans south of the border have been ignorant, and provocative when he likens the Canadian to Horatioe friend who will never be a hero, but who has a po [...]

    • John McNeilly says:

      Davies is my favorite author and Canadian. He's an accomplished journalist, editor, stage actor, academic, and ultimately, highly accomplished novelist. (If you haven't read his "Deptford Triology," you must! Go buy it NOW! You will thank me later.) Davies sees humans, life and the world in a completely unique, wickedly funny manner. He's a big believer in the power of magic and awe, and it bleeds through his stories and writing. I love the guy and hope to own all first editions of his books som [...]

    • Aaron Arnold says:

      There are few things more pleasant or more absorbing to read than a work by someone of enormous erudition, perception, and taste where they just let loose and talk about the subjects most near and dear to their heart for as long as they want to. I've always thought that Davies' prose style - learned, opinionated, funny, curious sarcastic, but above all reader-friendly - would work at least as well spoken as it does on the page, and boy does it ever here. This is a collection of mostly speeches t [...]

    • James says:

      A Canadian novelist, playwright, critic, journalist, and professor. He was one of Canada's best-known and most popular authors, and one of its most distinguished "men of letters", a term Davies is variously said to have gladly accepted for himself and to have detested. Davies was the founding Master of Massey College, a graduate residential college associated with the University of Toronto. This is a collection of after-dinner speeches, commencement-day speeches, some humor, and a few lectures b [...]

    • Sheri-lee says:

      Collections are sometimes hard for me to rate, but overall this is a 4. Some of Davies' Jungian psychology gets dry for me.Here's a good Davies quote about this collection of speeches that sums up how I feel about much of Robertson Davies' writing:" 'The tongue is one half of a man: but the other half is the heart.' I have always liked that proverb, because it does honour to the faculty of speech, and it is speech as much as anything that divides man from the lesser creation. Without it, we shou [...]

    • Al Maki says:

      A set of speeches articulating a mid-twentieth century Canadian conservative point of view on the questions of writing and life. He diagnoses the besetting sin of the Modern era as the sin of accidie; believes that Virginia Woolf is losing in popularity but Arnold Bennet is gaining; has a speech worth reading on the motivation of writers and can be quite funny. I find him stimulating because he is a case of someone with whom I can both strongly agree and strongly disagree, but always trust to be [...]

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *