E–pub Free Fifth Business By Robertson Davies


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  • Robertson Davies
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    E–pub Free Fifth Business By Robertson Davies I cannot stand this book It may be technically interesting and good archetype study but its entire premise fails Dunny's contention is that his life WAS interesting despite indications otherwise Too bad he told the story in the most long winded and torpor inducing way possible The character's life was certainly eventful but not at all interesting This is a mind bogglingly boring book to read You know Grandpa Simpson's onion on

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FREE READ ¶ Fifth Business FREE DOWNLOAD Fifth Business S Ramsay tells his story it begins to seem that from boyhood he has exerted a perhaps mystical perhaps pernicious influence on those around him His apparently innocent involvement in such innocuous events as the throwing of a snowball. 45 starsRobertson Davies is one of my literary heroes At a time in my youth when I had been engulfed with Canadian Literature that was in my humble opinion at the time at least depressing uninteresting and decidedly parochial here was a man who wrote stories with verve humour erudition and a view to the wider world Fifth Business is the first book of Davies Deptford trilogy a series of books that centre around people from the fictional small town of Deptford Ontario Sounds parochial already doesn t it But wait there s The main character and narrator of this tale is Dunstan Ramsay a man who seems to have been destined to exist on the periphery of the life he is now looking back on Sharp tongued and intelligent Ramsay has let himself fall into the role of school teacher at an all boy s private school unencumbered not only by a wife and children but also by any truly close friends The closest he has is Percy Boyd Boy Staunton the golden boy of Deptford and frenemy of his youth Boy is everything Ramsay is not outgoing active popular and rich Boy soon makes his mark in the wider world parlaying the small fortune of his grasping father into the foundations of a business empire that certainly does nothing to lessen Boy s innate pride and narcissism Aside from their origins in a small Ontario town as part of the same generation the two boys share something else a link to the tragedy that occurred in the life of Mrs Mary Dempster On a fateful winter day when Boy s pride is goaded on by the shrewd antagonism of Ramsay the then pregnant Mrs Dempster becomes the victim of a snowball hurled by Boy and meant for Ramsay which had a stone at its heart This blow not only precipitates the early delivery of her son Paul but also leads to a loss of cognitive functions that makes her in the words of the people of Deptford simple Forever keeping the facts secret Ramsay is wracked by guilt over this event for the rest of his life despite the fact that his was certainly a sin of omission when compared to Boy s culpability It in fact becomes the shaping catalyst for his life and in large part determines the man he is to become Ramsay takes upon himself the care of Mrs Dempster officially at the urging of his mother who helped to deliver the woman s son but ultimately at the prodding of his own conscience and she becomes for him a figure of signal importance For Ramsay is convinced that there is something special about Mary Dempster in fact he is certain that she is a saint This is not only the result of his guilt but due to the fact that Ramsay is certain that he has personally witnessed three miracles performed by her one the resurrection of his apparently dead older brother Ramsay becomes obsessed with saints and saintliness and his life s work his true passion the study of these enigmatic figures in human history He is not a particularly religious man but he is not incredulous of the validity of religious experience either This is where Davies is able to bring in one of his own favourite obsessions Jungian archetypes and the mythical significance of history The lens through which Ramsay sees the world is coloured by this interpretation and it is a fascinating one that informs all of Davies other booksDunstan Ramsay is an excellent narrator and his voice is pitch perfect He seems to contain the perfect balance of incisive observation with a somewhat deprecating self awarenessthough of course we probably shouldn t take everything he says as gospel Through Ramsay s eyes we view the petty concerns and grotesueries of small town life things that while petty or perhaps because they are petty are than powerful enough to destroy a human life we share in some of the horrors of the First World War as well as the ennobling elements of life that can overcome such things and we witness the ways in which sometimes unbeknownst to us our lives are intertwined with those of everyone we meet no matter how disconnected and solitary we think we areFifth Business isn t my favourite book by Davies but it s a very good one and is an excellent introduction to the kind of writing you ll experience if you choose to try him out Not only was Davies a learned man able to convey his learning in his books without sounding like a school teacher or a man with a mission to convert even though he was perhaps both things but he was also a very accomplished writerI know flattery when I hear it but I do not often hear it Further there is good flattery and bad this was from the best cask And what sort of woman was this who knew so odd a word as hagiographer in a language not her own Nobody who was not a Bollandist had ever called me that before yet it was a title I would not have exchanged to be called Lord of the Isles Delightful prose I must know of thisDelightful prose indeed Davies novels seem to flow effortlessly partly due to the charming and fluid voice he attains in them and partly I think through his clever weaving of myth and symbol throughout what is on the surface a rather mundane plot Ramsay s life especially in his eventually acknowledged role of Fifth Business is not one that is full of monumental events or unexpected novelty but it is a human life and one which Davies puts into the greater context not only of the lives that all of us lead but of the mythic symbols and higher meanings that we look to in order to find greater significance in what we do and who we are Also posted at Shelf Inflicted Biophysics story it begins to Big Smoke Mountain seem that from boyhood he has exerted a perhaps mystical perhaps pernicious influence on those around him His apparently innocent involvement in Sins as Scarlet such innocuous events as the throwing 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FREE READ ¶ Fifth Business FREE DOWNLOAD Fifth Business Ramsay is a man twice born a man who has returned from the hell of the battle grave at Passchendaele in World War I decorated with the Victoria Cross and destined to be caught in a no man's land where memory history and myth collide A. 45 stars Those roles which being neither those of Hero nor Heroine Confidante nor Villain but which were nonetheless essential to bring about the Recognition or the denouement were called the Fifth Business in drama and opera companies organized according to the old style the player who acted these parts was often referred to as Fifth BusinessDunstan Ramsay was born in the small town of Deptford Ontario In 1908 at the age of ten he is unknowingly cast in the vital though never glorious role of Fifth Business due to an untimely event that will ultimately weigh on his conscience for the rest of his life This role of course is not a literal one Dunstan is not an actor in a play or opera yet he is a person who seems to have an influence on the lives of another small cast of characters in his real life drama His feelings of guilt over this tragic occurrence will ultimately affect many of the decisions he later makes in his life in order to atone for what he considers to be his sin His story covers nearly forty years and is told in the form of a first person sort of memoir We as readers have to uestion whether his guilt is such that he should take on so much responsibility for his actions over the course of his life On the surface this book seems to be about growing up in a small minded town the effect of the horrors of World War I on a man s body and psyche the marvel of magic and an obsession with the saints It is about those things but Canadian author Robertson Davies brilliantly weaves all of these elements together into something that is so much than what we initially perceive The narrative and the point of view used allow us to glimpse just a bit of what is really happening here a little at a time While I enjoyed Dunstan s story throughout I did not realize just how cleverly this was written until I neared the end The prose is crisp and clear and oftentimes with a bit of sarcastic wit Some thought that my known habit of reading a great deal had unseated my reason and perhaps that dreadful disease brain fever supposed to attack students was not far off One or two friends suggested to my father that immediate removal from school and a year or two of hard work on a farm might cure me The characters are well drawn and memorable all playing their assigned roles uite perfectly in retrospect I am finding it difficult to provide an overview of this novel but it is most definitely one for those that crave something literary creative and meaningful Choose it at a time when you want to exercise your brain not that it is difficult to read by any means but in order to get the most out of it you will want to clearly focus on all that it has to offer It certainly made me uestion to what extent our actions or omissions affect the lives of others and at what point can we say that we have paid our debt so to speak Or is the debt ever truly repaid This is my first Robertson Davies book and I will be adding the next in the trilogy and seeing what else I have missed by yet another gifted author This is one of the cruelties of the theatre of life we all think of ourselves as stars and rarely recognize it when we are indeed mere supporting characters or even supernumeraries

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