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.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
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)
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.
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 1996. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 140243437