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Friends of the Library Book Discussion: The Rebel Angels by Robertson Davies

2009-04-15 14:16:22

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Book Discussion
Robertson Davies
The Rebel Angels
Thursday, May 7, 2009
3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
2121 Euclid Avenue
Rhodes Tower, room 503 (in the CSU Library)
Free and open to the community
Sponsored by the Friends of the Library

Richard Fox, Head of the Popular Library at CPL, will return to lead a book discussion on The Rebel Angels by Robertson Davies. In this astoundingly funny book, Davies both lampoons academia and shows his love for it and for the wisdom it produces.

On one level, Davies' novel is "about" four academics: Maria Theotoky, the brilliant, beautiful graduate student; her adviser, the ascetic Dr. Hollier; Simon Darcourt, the bon vivant priest; and Parlabane, once an outstanding scholar, now sycophant to his former classmates. Then there is the basic plot theme: Who will end up with the girl? Standard stuff. Yet the real focus here is on the spiritual and/or mystical personal explorations of the main characters (from Library Journal review).

The Rebel Angels is available for checkout at the CSU Library and on sale at

The event is free and open to CSU faculty, staff, and students and to the general public. Refreshments will be served.

Call 216-875-9734 or email to reserve a seat or for more information.

Posted 2009-04-15 14:16:22 by Lauren_Felder.

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