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The Resource A Celtic temperament : Robertson Davies as diarist, edited by Jennifer Surridge and Ramsay Derry

A Celtic temperament : Robertson Davies as diarist, edited by Jennifer Surridge and Ramsay Derry

Label
A Celtic temperament : Robertson Davies as diarist
Title
A Celtic temperament
Title remainder
Robertson Davies as diarist
Statement of responsibility
edited by Jennifer Surridge and Ramsay Derry
Creator
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Robertson Davies (1913-1995) had a remarkable literary career that extended through the entire second half of the twentieth century. After university in Canada and at Oxford, Davies had begun working in British theatre, but with the outbreak of war in 1939 he returned to Canada where he swiftly established himself as an outstanding editor, columnist and literary critic, and as an increasingly prominent playwright and novelist. Tall, ample, and bearded, with a richly developed theatrical voice, he had an imposing and distinctive appearance that made him seem older than he was. His rather magisterial presence hid well the mixture of ambition, anxieties, and insecurities, and often conflicting perceptions and emotions that all bubbled furiously within and that are recorded in the diaries. Chronicling his time as editor of the Peterborough Examiner, his role as the founding master of Massey College, and most of all his life as a writer, from the failure of a play in New York to the beginnings of an idea for a novel that would become Fifth Business, A Celtic Temperament is entertaining and illuminating and a major addition to Davies's body of work
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
NLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1913-1995
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Davies, Robertson
Dewey number
C813/.54
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Derry, Ramsay
  • Surridge, Jennifer
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Davies, Robertson
  • Authors, Canadian
Label
A Celtic temperament : Robertson Davies as diarist, edited by Jennifer Surridge and Ramsay Derry
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 382 pages, 8 pages of plates
Isbn
9780771027642
Isbn Type
(bound)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn904036426
  • (OCoLC)904036426
Label
A Celtic temperament : Robertson Davies as diarist, edited by Jennifer Surridge and Ramsay Derry
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xviii, 382 pages, 8 pages of plates
Isbn
9780771027642
Isbn Type
(bound)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • ocn904036426
  • (OCoLC)904036426

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