Author Davis, Robert
Since his divorce twenty years ago, Robert M. Davis has traveled and lectured extensively in Canada and Europe and has shifted his major emphasis as a writer from modern literature to broader aspects of contemporary culture.
Recent books include the reminiscent social histories Mid-Lands: A Family Album, about growing up in middle America after the second world war, A Lower-Middle-Class Education, about college life in the early 1950s, and the cultural commentary Playing Cowboys: Low Culture and High Art in the Western.
His poetry, fiction, essays, and criticism have appeared, in English and in translation, in magazines and newspapers in seven countries as well as the United States. Recently he has written about the American west for the Denver POST and other journals.
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