The cunning man: a novel

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"A delight, a novel that travels 70 years of history on its own swift feet, a book of love and wisdom, loss and irony"-- The Boston Sunday Globe When Father Hobbes mysteriously dies at the high alter on Good Friday, Dr. Jonathan Hullah - whose holistic work has earned him the label "Cunning Man" (for the wizard of folk tradition) - wants to know why. The physician-cum-diagnostician's search for answers compels him to look back over his own long life. He conjures vivid memories of the dazzling, intellectual high jinks and compassionate philosophies of himself and his circle, including flamboyant, mystical curate Charlie Ireda≤ cynical, quixotic professor Brocky Gilmartin; outrageous banker Darcy Dwyer; and jocular, muscular artist Pansy Todhunter. In compelling and hilarious scenes from the divine comedy of life, The Cunning Man reveals profound truth about being human. The crowning achievement of "one of the most learned, amusing... accomplished novelists of our time and... of our century." - The New York Times Book Review
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Grouping Title cunning man
Grouping Author davies robertson
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display_description From an early age, Jonathan Hullah developed "a high degree of cunning" in concealing what his true nature might be. He kept himself on the outside, watching and noticing, most often in the company of those who bore watching. As the Cunning Man takes us through his own long and ardent life, chronicling his varied adventures in the worlds of theatre, art, and music, in the Canadian Army during World War II, and in the doctor's consulting room, his preoccupation is not with sorrow but with the comedic canvas of life. Just as Dr. Hullah practices a type of psychosomatic medicine "by which I attempt to bring about changes in the disease syndromes through language," so does Robertson Davies intertwine language and story, as perhaps never before, to offer us profound truths about being human.
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subject_facet Holistic medicine -- Canada -- Fiction, Humorous fiction, Humorous stories, Intellectuals -- Canada -- Fiction, Physicians -- Canada -- Fiction
title_display The cunning man : a novel
title_full The cunning man : a novel / by Robertson Davies, The cunning man [electronic resource] Davies, Robertson, 1913-1995.
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