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Madame Là-Bas

I read Fifth Business about 40 years ago and it was indeed tricky. Robertson Davies is on of our Canadian literary greats!


I haven't read any of his novels although I've picked up almost all of them here or there over the last decade or so because I good friend recommended the -- but his letters found their way in to my hands first and they are a delight.


He must have been a fascinating person to know, don't you think, Madame? Certainly a great writer.


I must find them! Thank you, AJ.

Barbara MacLeod

I can't tell how much I enjoyed the television interview you referred to here! Although this man would be my parents' generation, I went to university in Canada in the 60s needing that same Mathematics requirement (for non-Mathematical area of study) as he talked about. Unbelievable when I think of it now! No ... I did not fall at the first hurdle as he did but I certainly recall how it stopped really good people from getting on to this one particular university (UBC) course .


Yes, how awful for anyone who would otherwise get into university to be excluded for that reason, and good for Oxford to take Robertson Davies.
I enjoyed the interview very much too.

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