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Robertson Davies (1913-1995) was an actor, a University Professor and a writer. He is the author of The Salterton Trilogy, The Deptford Trilogy and The Cornish Trilogy.
M.G. Vassanji was born in Kenia and raised in Tanzania. His first novel, The Gunny Sack, won the Commonwealth Writers' Prize in 1990. His other books include Uhuru Street, No New Land, Amriika, and The In-Between World of Vikram Lall. He lives in Toronto.
This has the most amazingly satisfying denouement of almost any book I've ever read, and that after a magical interweaving of the destinies of a few inhabitants of a small town in... Read morePublished 8 months ago by terence dooley
Loved this! It is a real treasure and I couldn't believe I had never heard of Robertson Davies before. Read morePublished on 14 April 2013 by s l capaldi
Davies' great skill lies in his ability to write beautiful prose in an effortless way. He doesn't show off with flamboyant metaphors and flowery writing - his style is very... Read morePublished on 12 Feb. 2009 by Sanderae
It is at this point in time that I wish to revoke my former statement about this novel by Robertson Davies. Read morePublished on 21 July 1999
...all right, it may have something to do with my fabulous teacher Ms. Biggs, but whatever. A fantastic example of literary theory, in the interweaving of themes and the complex... Read morePublished on 21 July 1999
This book is definitely one of the best I've ever read. The plot is stunning, mature, unique, and sophisticated. I couldn't put the book down!! Read morePublished on 25 Jun. 1999
In this mature and subtle book, Davies sets out to expore the crisis that takes grip when one must justify a life lived. Read morePublished on 23 Jun. 1999