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Robertson Davies

Post by karlpov on Tue Sep 15, 2015 2:32 am

This is probably hopeless, but it is puzzling to me that there are several studies and biographies of Robertson Davies in electronic form -- but none of his own books. You could call Davies the Canuck Magical Realist. Starting with the Fifth Business, all his novels were fascinating (he wasn't much into the shorter form, though there was a collection of ghost stories). I can understand the absence of many writers from electronic publications as their works may have gone out of fashion faster than they went out of copyright. But Davies was popular right to the end, which wasn't so long ago (his last book appeared in 1994, and he died the following year). And virtually everything he wrote appears to be in dead-tree print.
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Post by John Betancourt on Fri Feb 19, 2016 12:32 pm

I've queried the agent about reprinting High Spirits, by Robertson Davies. That one would be a good fit for us.

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Re: Robertson Davies

Post by karlpov on Fri Mar 04, 2016 12:45 pm

I find with considerable surprise that Davies's more interesting works are all available electronically in Canada, but not yet (legitimately) in the U.S. Publisher is New Canadian Library, an imprint of Penguin/Random House.
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Post by John Betancourt on Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:14 am

The agent never replied to my query. I guess they're not interested.

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