The Manticore

The Manticore

Book - 1972
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In which David Staunton continues his psychoanalysis in Zurich and falls in love with his analyst, Doctor Helena Von Haller.
Publisher: New York, Viking Press [1972]
ISBN: 9780670453139
0670453137
Branch Call Number: DAVI
Characteristics: 310 p. 22 cm.

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spiderfelt_0
Jan 30, 2017

This book would make little sense if read by itself, as opposed to within the context of the trilogy. Davies is a masterful writer whose prose is utterly captivating.

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HunterHearts
Mar 19, 2015

Wonderful piece of writing but sometimes too much bloat and superfluous information present themselves in annoying ways. However, the psychoanalysis are pertinent, and adds great to the already superior character development this series has. A must read if you liked Fifth Business!

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meyoubou
Mar 02, 2013

I thought the writing was masterful. I can't wait to read the next book in the trilogy.Different content than what most of us fiction readers are used to.

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jessicacoles
Jan 05, 2010

As much as I enjoy Davies' writing in general, I'm a little puzzled that this particular novel received a Governor General Award. It's the second book in a trilogy, and a lot of the story is a regurgitation of Jungian psychology. Worth the read within the context of the trilogy, but I would have felt a little disappointed if this had been my introduction to Robertson Davies.

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