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Audio Interview with Robertson Davies

Robertson Davies

Robertson Davies, author of Tempest-Tost, Leaven of Malice, A Mixture of Frailties, The Lyre of Orpheus, and many others, talks with Don Swaim in this 1989 interview. Davies began his career in the theater and made his way into journalism. While working as an editor, he started writing plays and eventually novels. The pair discuss journalism and writing plays. Davies explains that he does not admire journalists who write purely from their own personal experiences because they are grasping the obvious. He goes on to say that a lot of writers have the feeling of being underdogs or oppressed writers.

Listen to the Robertson Davies interview with Don Swaim, February 7, 1989
(37 min. 05 sec.)

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For many years most of the best writers of the English language found their way to Don Swaim's CBS Radio studio in New York. Wired for Books is proud to webcast these interviews in RealAudio.

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