The Cunning Man by Robertson Davies

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"Canada's leading man of letters and literary virtuoso" (Chicago Tribune) crowns an astonishing literary career with a new novel in the spirit of hi s bestselling What's Bred in the Bone. A mysterious death prologues a rich and meaty saga, narrated by Dr. Jonathan Hullah, which looks back over a long life punctuated by the dazzling intellectual highjinks and compassionate philosophies of Hullah and his circle.

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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.
Published February 1, 1996 by Penguin Books. 480 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Crime. Fiction

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A ``cunning man,'' according to Robert Burton, the noted Arabist, ``will help almost all infirmities of body and mind.'' Hullah, as a doctor who deals with that ``realm where mind and body mingle,'' is Davies's point man for the book's major theme: the links between the mind and disease, the reco...

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The hero, Dr. Jonathan Hullah, is a Toronto doctor of decidedly unorthodox opinions and practice who regales the reader with an account of his family and educational history, and his relationships with a group that includes a noble priest who dies mysteriously at the altar, a far-from-noble one w...

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A very unconventional doctor, Jonathan Hullah, referees the battle between science and religion, medicine and spirituality, in this latest offering from Canada's literary master.

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Reviews Philosophy About Our Affiliates Books & Audios Recently Reviewed Robertson Davies was a prolific and gifted Canadian novelist whose fictional works always contained a lively mix of mystery, wit, philosophy, morality, and art.

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