For Your Eye Alone: The Letters of Robertson Davies

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A collection of letters by one of the nation's greatest writers and poets includes Davies's correspondence with John Gielgud, Margaret Atwood, and Salvador Dali, among many others. Reprint.

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“...the man who emerges in this often charming, sometimes touching and occasionally rib-tickling collection, compiled and edited by his biographer, Judith Skelton Grant, is quite different from the magisterial figure who used to sit across the studio table from me: more vulnerable than one would have expected, loyal to his friends, generous with advice and encouragement, and engaging with almost everyone he wrote to.”
–Peter Gzowski, Globe and Mail

“...the letters of Robertson Davies are closer to art than 90 per cent of the literature that gets published in this country every year.”
–Ray Robertson, Toronto Star

“His private letters are as beautifully written as his novels. Davies was incapable of writing a bad sentence.”
–Michael Bliss, National Post

“It’s also a kind of shallow autobiography, with many cogent bits of self-revelation that helps us to understand the writer more clearly...What a fine person we lost when Robertson Davies passed in 1995.”
–Douglas Fetherling, Ottawa Citizen

“The letters of Robertson Davies are an unmitigated delight. Even readers who are not admirers of the late novelist-essayist-playwright will find both astonishment and pleasure in this collection; pleasure in the wit which burnishes its pages, astonishment at the range and variety of Davies’ singularly acute intelligence.”
–Nancy Schiefer, London Free Press

“If For Your Eye Alone does not raise a laugh or make you want to write a letter to someone, then you are very probably dead and should put this publication down immediately.”
–Nicholas Pashley, University of Toronto Bookstore Review

About the Author:

Robertson Davies (1913-1995) had three successive careers during the time he became an internationally acclaimed author: actor, publisher, and, finally, professor at the University of Toronto. The author of twelve novels and several volumes of essays and plays, he was the first Canadian to be inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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