- The wizard of Toronto. Foote, Audrey // World & I;Apr95, Vol. 10 Issue 4, p300
Comments on the novelist Robertson Davies. Discussion of Davies' literary writings; Theatrical inclinations of Davies as the basis for his novels; Transition to fiction.
- The muse of the north. Sanoff, A.P. // U.S. News & World Report;1/16/89, Vol. 106 Issue 2, p61
Conversation. Canadian novelist, playwright and scholar Robertson Davies casts a satirical eye on the lives of his countrymen. His new novel is `The Lyre of Orpheus,' a sardonic tale of money, music and the academic world.
- The dominion of Robertson Davies. Allen, Brooke // New Criterion;Apr96, Vol. 14 Issue 8, p9
Comments on the works of Canadian writer William Robertson Davies. Davies' birth, education, career history and family; Review of Davies' novels; Failure to win the Nobel and Booker prizes; Flaws in Davies' writings; Davies' intellectualism as an inextricable part of his character as a writer.
- Robertson Davies (1913-95). Brown, Russell M. // America;2/3/1996, Vol. 174 Issue 3, p19
Highlights the life of Robertson Davies. Age at which he died; Achievements of Davies; Background information.
- Three time three: The novels of Robertson Davies. Galligan, Edward L. // Sewanee Review;Winter90, Vol. 98 Issue 1, p87
Examines the writing of Robertson Davies. Davies as a very slow writer; Reasons why his books stand out among postwar American books; Release of his books as trilogies; Tendency of playing with ideas.
- Robertson Davies (1913-1995). Peterman, Michael // Journal of Canadian Studies;Winter95/96, Vol. 30 Issue 4, p161
Announces the death of Canadian writer, Robertson Davies. His writing career; Davies' achievements; Professional and personal information on Davies; Names of some of the books written by Davies.
- The Structure of Davies' Deptford Trilogy. Davy, Paul // Essays on Canadian Writing;Winter77/78, Issue 9, p123
Analyzes the structure of the novels in Deptford trilogy, by Robertson Davies. Ways of understanding the plot of narrative; Purpose of specifying an exact time-frame of a narrative; Importance of exaggerating time-frames in a novel.
- World of Wonders: Robertson Davies' Carnival. Godard, Barbara // Essays on Canadian Writing;Winter84/85, Issue 30, p239
Explores the literary work of Robertson Davies. Assessments of Davies' literary reputation according to Wilfred Cude and Hugo MacPherson; Archaic elements in Davies' style; Evidence of Davies' opposition to academic and religious institutions.
- Robertson Davies' Dialogic Imagination. Godard, Barbara // Essays on Canadian Writing;Spring87, Issue 34, p64
Part II. Presents a contextual analysis of the fiction works of Robertson Davies. Theme of Davies' works; Selection of his works; Account of a related literary criticism on Davies' works; Description of Davies' characters.
- The old master. Drainie, Bronwyn // Books in Canada;Aug/Sep85, Vol. 14 Issue 6, p8
Profiles Robertson Davies, Master Emeritus at Massey College in Toronto, Ontario. Achievements as editor and publisher of the Peterborough 'Examiner'; Marriage; Release of the book 'What's Bred in the Bone'; Davies' return to the Bildungsroman format of the novels in his 'Deptford' trilogy.