The papers of Samuel Marchbanks
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The papers of Samuel Marchbanks comprising the diary, the table talk, and a garland of miscellanea by Robertson Davies

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Published by Irwin Pub. in Toronto, Canada .
Written in English

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Edition Notes

Statementby Samuel Marchbanks ; but enlarged (to include a biographical introduction and copious notes ...) by Robertson Davies.
LC ClassificationsPR9199.3.D3 P3 1986b
The Physical Object
Paginationxviii, 540 p. ;
Number of Pages540
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2653805M
ISBN 100772515395
LC Control Number85236768

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The Papers of Samuel Marchbanks - Kindle edition by Robertson Davies. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Papers of Samuel Marchbanks/5(6). The Papers of Samuel Marchbanks ROBERTSON DAVIES (–) was born and raised in Ontario, and was educated at a variety of schools, including Upper Canada College, Queen’s University, and Balliol College, Oxford.4/5(32). The Papers of Samuel Marchbanks by Robertson DAVIES and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at The Papers of Samuel Marchbanks is drawn from The Diary of Samuel Marchbanks and The Table Talk of Samuel Marchbanks as well as selections from Samuel Marchbanks' Almanack, published in This book is presented as a "scholarly edition" of Marchbanks' writings, presented and edited by his "friend", Robertson imeldaclyde.comal essays: A Voice from the Attic, The .

Get this from a library! The papers of Samuel Marchbanks. [Robertson Davies] -- "Comprising The diary, The table talk and A garland of miscellanea by Samuel Marchbanks, but enlarged to include a biographical introduction and copious notes calculated to remove all difficulties. Review: The Papers of Samuel Marchbanks by Robertson Davies. By: Richard E. Gower. Robertson Davies ( – ) wrote three books over a twenty year () period in the arguable guise (he refuted this) of a curmudgeonly alter ego, Samuel Marchbanks. The Papers of Samuel Marchbanks is Davies second or third publication of a collection of very short -- mostly one paragraph -- musings of his alter ego, the eccentric, out-spoken, crypto-curmudgeion, Samuel Marchbanks. These were first published individually as regular additions to the paper Davies edited in the '40s and '50s. This edition Reviews: 1. The Papers of Samuel Marchbanks, best savoured at leisure, and returned to time and again, "offers a humourous and insightful picture of postwar Canadian life as seen through the eyes of a delightful eccentric who reminds of a boozeless W.C. Fields." Charles Bishop, English Dept., .

This hefty volume brings together three collections of newspaper columns by the pseudonymous Marchbanks. Written in the late 40's, during Davies' years as an editor and publisher, these musings, Perishes, obiter dicta, apophthegms, diary entries, and letters are only now available outside Davies' native Canada. To be more precise, these papers comprise The Diary, The Table Talk, and a Garland. May 01,  · Buy a cheap copy of The Papers of Samuel Marchbanks book by Robertson Davies. Now in paperback, the book that marked the first appearance in the United States of Robertson Davies's mischievous alter ego, Samuel Marchbanks. Free shipping over $Cited by: 2. Two hundred words, more often less than more, is all he allows himself for his daily observation, sometimes as republished in ''The Papers of Samuel Marchbanks'' with a note to explain some now obscure allusion. There is frequent comment on films, for he goes once or twice a week to the movies, and no motion picture actor or actress pleases him. Samuel Marchbanks is a fictional character who wrote editorials for the Peterborough Examiner newspaper in the small city of Peterborough, Ontario, northeast of Toronto, during the middle of the 20th century.. Marchbanks was, in fact, a pseudonym used by Canadian novelist, playwright, critic, journalist, and professor Robertson Davies during his tenure as editor of the imeldaclyde.comal essays: A Voice from the Attic, The .