Davies, Robertson

Faux-British Canadian novelist, now deceased. Why did a man born and raised in Canada, who spent less than four years at Oxford, speak like a Bloomsbury fop a half-century later? And how was it that no one ever teased him for it? Professor Davies led an unreasonably fortunate life, one that had so debilitating an effect on his common sense that he eventually grew confused over the differences between sneezes and orgasms, and went to his grave believing that a man can have an adequate view of the world from the hallways of the English Department.

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