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Robertson Davies

Robertson DaviesAKA William Robertson Davies

Born: 28-Aug-1913
Birthplace: Thamesville, Ontario, Canada
Died: 3-Dec-1995
Location of death: Orangeville, Ontario, Canada
Cause of death: Heart Failure

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Author

Nationality: Canada
Executive summary: Fifth Business

Father: William Rupert Davies (newspaper owner and editor)
Wife: Brenda Newbold (theatre stage manager, m. Feb-1940)

    High School: Upper Canada College (1928-31)
    University: Queen's University Kingston (studied 1932-35)
    University: B Lit, Balliol College, Oxford University (started 1931)
    Professor: Trinity College, University of Toronto (1960-81)

    Lorne Pierce Medal 1961
    Welsh Ancestry

Author of books:
The Diary of Samuel Marchbanks (1947, essays)
The Table Talk of Samuel Marchbanks (1949, essays)
Tempest-Tost (1951, novel)
Leaven of Malice (1954, novel)
A Mixture of Frailties (1958, novel)
A Voice From the Attic (1961, essays)
Samuel Marchbanks' Almanack (1967, essays)
Fifth Business (1970, novel)
The Manticore (1972, novel)
World of Wonders (1975, novel)
The Rebel Angels (1981, novel)
High Spirits (1982, short stories)
What's Bred in the Bone (1985, novel)
The Lyre of Orpheus (1988, novel)
Murther and Walking Spirits (1991, novel)
The Cunning Man (1994, novel)

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