Tempest-tost

Tempest-tost

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Penguin Putnam
No other Canadian novelist is lauded and read as widely outside his homeland as Robertson Davies. His characters fascinate, and his gentle, graceful style makes no demands on the reader. His civilized prose should read well aloud--indeed, Davidson helps one hear its strengths. He provides an intelligent, expressive, well-paced rendering of the narrative about a Canadian university professor, as well as vivid impersonations of the characters. However, he has trouble with the "authorial voice." In his mouth, the narrative has a sarcastic, even cynical, edge, whereas Davies's words, though not without humor and irony, are far more empathetic

Random House, Inc.
No other Canadian novelist is lauded and read as widely outside his homeland as Robertson Davies. His characters fascinate, and his gentle, graceful style makes no demands on the reader. He provides an intelligent, expressive, well-paced rendering of the narrative about a Canadian university professor, as well as vivid impersonations of the characters. From the narrator Davidson's mouth, the story has a sarcastic, even cynical, edge, whereas Robertson Davies's words, though not without humor and irony, are far more empathetic...

Gardners
Robertson Davies, a Canadian novelist, is lauded and read widely outside his homeland. This work provides a rendering of his narrative about a Canadian university professor, as well as vivid impersonations of the characters.

Publisher: Toronto : Penguin Canada, 2006, c1951
ISBN: 9780143054917
0143054910
Characteristics: xiv, 265 p. ; 20 cm

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