Tag: Reading Week

Robertson Davies Reading Week: Wrap up post

Posted August 31, 2019 by Lory in events / 15 Comments
Robertson Davies Reading Week: Wrap up post

It’s hard to believe, but our week has already come to an end. It’s been fantastic to see some other readers giving attention to the marvelous books of Robertson Davies. Many thanks to my fabulous guest bloggers: Calmgrove on The Deptford Trilogy Lizzie Ross on For Your Eye Alone Consumed by Ink on High Spirits […]

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Murther and Walking Spirits

Posted August 30, 2019 by Lory in events / 2 Comments
Murther and Walking Spirits

Today, head over to Buried in Print for a consideration of Robertson Davies’s second-to-last finished novel, Murther and Walking Spirits — one that draws on his own family history in a remarkable way. It’s not a spoiler to tell you that the main character dies (this happens in the first sentence) but beyond that we’re […]

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High Spirits

Posted August 29, 2019 by Lory in events / 15 Comments
High Spirits

Today, a venture into a sort of side-line of Robertson Davies’s narrative genius, the ghost stories told by him each Christmas while Master of Massey College at the University of Toronto. Naomi of Consumed by Ink tells us what makes these seemingly transient trifles still worth a look today — even though regrettably we cannot […]

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For Your Eye Alone

Posted August 28, 2019 by Lory in events / 9 Comments
For Your Eye Alone

As we continue to this week’s appreciation of the work of Robertson Davies, we turn to a literary form that is severely endangered in the age of e-mail and texting: the art of letter writing. Davies was a prolific and highly versatile correspondent, and recipients of his missives often treasured them for years. A selection […]

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The Merry Heart and Happy Alchemy

Posted August 27, 2019 by Lory in events / 17 Comments
The Merry Heart and Happy Alchemy

Readers of Robertson Davies’s fiction — to which we were given a brilliant introduction yesterday in Chris’s review of The Deptford Trilogy — may become curious about the motivation and inspiration behind his multifaceted talent. Fortunately, there is a good deal of material to feed this curiosity, as Davies wrote and spoke extensively about various […]

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The Deptford Trilogy

Posted August 26, 2019 by Lory in events / 18 Comments
The Deptford Trilogy

On this first day of Robertson Davies Reading Week, it seems appropriate to celebrate what is probably Davies’s most well-known work: the cycle of three novels known as The Deptford Trilogy. I’m so glad that my invitation to contribute to this event prodded Chris of Calmgrove to finally read these books, because I thought he […]

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Robertson Davies Reading Week

Posted August 25, 2019 by Lory in events / 12 Comments
Robertson Davies Reading Week

Welcome to this celebration of the works of Robertson Davies, one of my favorite authors — and one I’ve found to be sadly not much discussed in the blogosphere. I hope to change that, at least for this week … and I hope the effects will continue to reverberate in your reading life, as there’s […]

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Robertson Davies Reading Week is coming!

Posted June 30, 2019 by Lory in events / 22 Comments
Robertson Davies Reading Week is coming!

So, now that I’ve gotten somewhat settled in my new home, I can spare time to think about my upcoming event: Robertson Davies Reading Week! I’m thrilled to finally be giving some extra attention to one of my favorite authors, along with several blogging friends who have kindly agreed to do guest posts or to […]

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Who wants to read Robertson Davies?

Posted March 10, 2019 by Lory in discussions, events / 33 Comments
Who wants to read Robertson Davies?

  A couple of days ago I saw the following tweet by librarian Nancy Pearl: In addition to everything else in the world I’m depressed about, I include the fact that nobody much (outside of Canada, I presume) reads Robertson Davies’ novels and they’re so so good — Nancy Pearl (@Nancy_Pearl) March 1, 2019 Well, […]

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