Robertson Davies

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William Robertson Davies, CC, O.Ont, FRSC, FRSL (born August 28, 1913, at Thamesville, Ontario, and died December 2, 1995 at Orangeville, Ontario) was a Canadian novelist, playwright, critic, journalist, and professor. He was one of Canada's best-known and most popular authors, and one of its most distinguished "men of letters", a term Davies is variously said to have gladly accepted for himself and to have detested.[1] Davies was the founding Master of Massey College, a graduate residential college associated with the University of Toronto.

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Biography

Early life

Growing up, Davies was surrounded by books and language. His father, Senator William Rupert Davies, was a newspaperman, and both parents were voracious readers. He, in turn, read everything he could. He also participated in theatrical productions as a child, where he developed a lifelong interest in drama.

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