The Cunning Man

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9780140243437: The Cunning Man

This novel tells the story of "the cunning man", from boyhood to old age, who is a doctor but also possibly a shaman. In it the author explores religion, psychosymatic illness, love and death.

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Irresistible, unflaggingly vital. A wholehearted and sharp-minded celebration of the Great Theatre of Life ( Sunday Times)

A novel brimming with themes of music, poetry, beauty, philosophy, death and the deep recesses of the mind ( Observer)

An amazing coup. Davies has written a brilliant, never less than engaging work of fiction which is also a philosophical meditation on the business of living. I have not read anything so good in a very long time ( Financial Times)

A wise, humane and consistently entertaining novel ( New York Times Book Review)

About the Author:

Robertson Davies was born in Thamesville, Ontario, in 1913. A novelist, playwright, literary critic and essayist, he received numerous awards for his work. It is as a writer of fiction that Robertson Davies achieved international recognition, with such books as The Salterton Trilogy (Tempest-Tost, Leaven of Malice and A Mixture of Frailties); The Deptford Trilogy ( Fifth Business, The Manticore and World of Wonders); The Cornish Trilogy ( The Rebel Angels, What's Bred in the Bone, shortlisted for the 1986 Booker Prize, and The Lyre of Orpheus); Murther & Walking Spirits, and The Cunning Man. Robertson Davies died in 1995.

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Davies, Robertson
Published by Penguin Books Ltd (1996)
ISBN 10: 0140243437 ISBN 13: 9780140243437
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