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Robertson Davies' writing is so retro he's cool again! Canadian academicians and Anglican priests tangle over a newly discovered original text by Rabelais (and over a beautiful... Read morePublished 5 months ago by Michelle Leberfeld
Civilization rests on two things: the discovery that fermentation produces alcohol, and voluntary ability to inhibit defecation.
University life at its most eccentric. Read more
I really enjoyed this book but for me things became unbelievable and contrived and thus a disappointment with the developments of the Maria and Parlabane characters in the latter... Read morePublished 14 months ago by John F. Morariu Jr.
I finally finished this book--and only because I read on the back that there was a murder. I love a good murder mystery, so I kept thinking it would get better. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Vicky
There are two narrators in THE REBEL ANGELS. The first is Maria Magdalene Theotoky, a 23 year old grad student at a Canadian university with professional interest in Rabelais. Read morePublished on April 15, 2012 by Ethan Cooper
Robertson Davies' The Rebel Angels is an engaging and energetic novel with a vigorous sense of humor. The novel reads quickly and never feels weighed down by ideas or seriousness. Read morePublished on October 22, 2011 by Christopher Walborn
Perhaps the defining challenge of most national cultures in the second half of the 20th century (and the 21st) has been to find a place in a global culture increasingly dominated... Read morePublished on January 4, 2010 by Sean Curley
This is a very literate book, full of a great deal of philosophy and academic intellectualism. It is also witty and well written and tells a fascinating story through the voices of... Read morePublished on July 5, 2008 by Carole Barkley
I had to give this wonderful book 5 stars even though there are some flaws in the plot that are especially evident toward the end of the novel. Read morePublished on June 9, 2007 by C. Collins