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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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Other segments from the episode on February 23, 1995

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, February 23, 1995: Interview with Robertson Davies; Interview with Sargent Shriver; Review Ann Douglas's book "Terrible Honesty."

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