Manticore

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McClelland & Stewart, Aug 25, 2015 - Fiction - 272 pages
The second novel in Robertson Davies’ critically acclaimed Deptford Trilogy, The Manticore is a fascinating exploration, by an exquisite stylist, of those regions beyond reason where monsters live. Available as an eBook for the first time.

David Staunton, the son of Percy Boyd Staunton, travels to Switzerland. As he undergoes Jungian analysis for a lifetime of unhappiness and the trauma left by the death of his father, he repeatedly encounters a manticore—a monster with the head of a man, the body of lion, and the tail of a scorpion.
 
“He is to say the least a mature and wise writer.” Anthony Burgess

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A Trilogy The Manticore is the equivalent of The Empire Strikes Back in the Deptford Trilogy, in that it ends without an ending. In fact, it ends with David Staunton, it's protagonist (I don't think ... Read full review

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An intimate character study imbued with Jungian archetypes and symbols. This was an efficient, terse, and forward explanation of a character and, as well, an entirely echelon of society. The dialogue ... Read full review

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The second novel in Robertson Davies’ critically acclaimed Deptford Trilogy, The Manticore is a fascinating exploration, by an exquisite stylist, of those regions beyond reason where monsters live. Available as an e-book for the first time.

David Staunton, the son of Percy Boyd Staunton, travels to Switzerland. As he undergoes Jungian analysis for a lifetime of unhappiness and the trauma left by the death of his father, he repeatedly encounters a manticore—a monster with the head of a man, the body of lion, and the tail of a scorpion.
 
“He is to say the least a mature and wise writer.” Anthony Burgess

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