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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.


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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