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From the Archives: Remembering Robertson Davies.

Canadian author Robertson Davies. He died last weekend at the age of 82, from a stroke. Terry talked with him earlier this year upon the publication of his novel, The Cunning Man (Viking) The Washington Post called it "one of [the] author's most entertaining and satisfying novels." Davies had three successive careers. He began as an actor, then was a journalist and newspaper publisher, and in 1981 retired as professor of the Massy college at the University of Toronto. Davies wrote more than thirty books. (REBROADCAST from 2/23/95)

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Author and "Cunning Man" Robertson Davies

The Canadian writer has a new novel called "The Cunning Man." It follows the life of a Toronto-based doctor during World War 2 who witnesses the death of a father at the High Altar. The Washington Post has called it "one of [the] author's most entertaining and satisfying novels." Davies, now 81, has had three successive careers -- he began as an actor, then was a journalist and newspaper publisher, and in 1981 retired as professor of the Massy college at the University of Toronto.

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Canadian Novelist Robertson Davies.

Writer Robertson Davies. He is one of Canada's pre-eminent novelists, the author of more than two dozen books, among which are the acclaimed novels "Fifth Business," "The Manticore and World of Wonders," which make up the "Deptford Trilogy." Davies latest book, "The Lyre of Orpheus," has just come out in paperback. For many years, Davies was a journalist, editing "The Peterborough Examiner," turning it into one of Canada's finest papers.

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