Saturday, March 31, 2007

The Deptford Trilogy (Fifth Business, The Manticore, World of Wonders) by Robertson Davies (1970-1975)

The stories are biographies each told in a different style. The first is in the form of a letter, the next is the recording of Jungian psychological understanding with the less section being in the present, and the final book is a tale of a man reminiscing with people who have shared different pieces of his story. Besides being a wonderful study in character, the combination of different biographies that make up the trilogy does a great job exploring and explicating the subjectivity of each person’s own view – both of the world and even their own story.

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