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Robertson Davies was a Canadian novelist, playwright, critic, journalist, and professor.
* He was born in Thamesville, Ontario, in 1913.
* He studied at the University of Toronto and Oxford University.
* He worked as a journalist and editor for several years.
* He published his first novel, Tempest-Tost, in 1951.
* He went on to write 22 novels, 12 plays, 5 non-fiction books, and 2 volumes of memoirs.
* He was awarded the Order of Canada, the Order of Ontario, and the Royal Society of Literature's FRSL Gold Medal.
* He died in 1995 at the age of 82.

Davies was a prolific writer who produced a wide range of work. His novels are known for their wit, humor, and social commentary. His plays are often set in the world of academia and explore themes of power, corruption, and the human condition. His non-fiction works offer insights into his own life and work, as well as the history and culture of Canada. Davies was a major figure in Canadian literature and his work continues to be read and enjoyed by readers around the world.

The eye sees only what the mind is prepared to comprehend.

Robertson Davies

Authors like cats because they are such quiet, lovable, wise creatures, and cats like authors for the same reasons.

Robertson Davies

A truly great book should be read in youth, again in maturity and once more in old age, as a fine building should be seen by morning light, at noon and by moonlight.

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