Robertson Davies began his literary career as a newspaper editor and dramatist. Leaven of Malice, winner of the Leacock Award for Humour, is a highly entertaining reminder of his light touch with memorable characters and his ability to make the most of a humorous situation.
Robertson Davies began his literary career as a newspaper editor and dramatist. Leaven of Malice, winner of the Leacock Award for Humour, is a highly entertaining reminder of his light touch with memorable characters and his ability to make the most of a humorous situation. See less
The following is a personality profile of Robertson Davies based on his work.
Robertson Davies is unconventional and somewhat inconsiderate.
He is laid-back, he appreciates a relaxed pace in life. He is intermittent as well: he has a hard time sticking with difficult tasks for a long period of time. But, Robertson Davies is also empathetic: he feels what others feel and is compassionate towards them.
More than most people, his choices are driven by a desire for discovery.
He is also relatively unconcerned with tradition: he cares more about making his own path than following what others have done. Considers helping others to guide a large part of what he does: he thinks it is important to take care of the people around him.
Robertson Davies has written a wonderful book
with tragedy, humor and irony. Written in a letter form his protagonist experiences WW1, the crash of Wall Street, his best friend's marriage and its ... Read More
Robertson Davies' trilogies tend to have one not so good book, one good book, and one excellent book. This is the excellent one. It probably helps that I have an interest in art, which the main ... Read More
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