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Mordecai Richler (1931–2001)

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Novelist, journalist and screenwriter Mordecai Richler was born on January 27, 1931 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He attended Sir George Williams College for two years. He lived in Paris, Spain and England, and while in England worked as a journalist and radio and television scriptwriter. His fourth vis mere novel, The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1959), was received with far more enthusiasm than previous efforts. He has written a number of screenplays (including Fun with Dick and Jane and the script for The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz). His awards include the Governor-General Awards, the Commonwealth Writer's Prize and the Ruth Schwartz Children's Book Award. (Bowker Author Biography) Mordecai Richler, the author of such distinguished novels as "The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz," "St. Urbain's Horseman," & "Solomon Gursky Was Here," was born in Montreal in 1931. He has won the Commonwealth Prize, the Paris Review Humour Prize, & was nominated for an Academy Award for his screenplay of "Duddy Kravitz." Over the years he has contributed to "Atlantic Monthly," "GQ," "Esquire," "Harper's," "The New York Review of Books," "The New York Times Book Review," & "The New Yorker" (which will publish a portion of "On Snooker"). Richler is married & has five children; he now divides his time between winters in London & seven months at a cottage on Lake Memphremagog in Quebec. (Publisher Provided) vis mindre


Værker af Mordecai Richler

Barney's Version (1997) 1,783 eksemplarer
The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1959) 1,346 eksemplarer
Solomon Gursky Was Here (1989) 869 eksemplarer
St. Urbain's Horseman (1971) 558 eksemplarer
Jakob To-To og Hæslige Hugtand (1975) 554 eksemplarer
Joshua Then and Now (1980) 429 eksemplarer
The Best of Modern Humor (1983) — Redaktør — 287 eksemplarer
Cocksure (1968) 271 eksemplarer
Jacob Two-Two and the Dinosaur (1987) 253 eksemplarer
Son of a Smaller Hero (1955) 153 eksemplarer
The Street (1969) 151 eksemplarer
Writers on World War II (1989) 149 eksemplarer
Jacob Two-Two's First Spy Case (1995) 145 eksemplarer
This Year in Jerusalem (1994) 142 eksemplarer
The Incomparable Atuk (1963) 124 eksemplarer
Home Sweet Home: My Canadian Album (1744) 85 eksemplarer
A Choice of Enemies (1957) 75 eksemplarer
Broadsides: reviews & opinions (1990) 64 eksemplarer
Dispatches from the Sporting Life (2002) 52 eksemplarer
Shovelling Trouble (1972) 24 eksemplarer
Hunting Tigers Under Glass (1968) 22 eksemplarer
Fun with Dick & Jane [1977 film] (1977) — Screenwriter — 20 eksemplarer
Room at the Top [1959 film] (1959) — Screenwriter — 14 eksemplarer
Canadian writing today (1970) — Redaktør — 10 eksemplarer
The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz [1974 film] — Screenwriter/Original novel — 7 eksemplarer
Images of Spain (1977) — Forfatter — 4 eksemplarer
Barney's version 3 eksemplarer
Life at the Top [1965 film] — Screenwriter — 2 eksemplarer
Robertson Davies 2 eksemplarer
Akrobatene 1 eksemplar
Richler Mordecai 1 eksemplar
SURVIVRE ETC (LITT. ETR.) (2008) 1 eksemplar
Mordecai (2011) 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Naive Rejsende (1869) — Introduktion, nogle udgaver3,744 eksemplarer
The Oxford Book of Jewish Stories (1998) — Bidragyder — 127 eksemplarer
From Ink Lake: Canadian Stories (1990) — Bidragyder — 124 eksemplarer
The Oxford Book of Canadian Short Stories in English (1986) — Bidragyder — 112 eksemplarer
Great Canadian Short Stories (1971) — Bidragyder — 53 eksemplarer
Barneys mange liv [2010 film] (2011) — Original novel — 33 eksemplarer
Antaeus No. 61, Autumn 1988 - Journals, Notebooks & Diaries (1988) — Bidragyder — 33 eksemplarer
One World of Literature (1992) — Bidragyder — 23 eksemplarer
The Best American Short Stories 1963 (1963) — Bidragyder — 17 eksemplarer
New American Review #4 (1968) 15 eksemplarer
Sixteen by twelve;: Short stories by Canadian writers (1970) — Bidragyder — 7 eksemplarer

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Go past the first part, which is often a bit too political and didascalic. Know your English and your American culture: you'll need it.

But I cannot help loving a book that makes me wanna try cognac.

Culturally voracious, adamant about his shortcomings, generous and uncompromising, if somewhat unbearable. "Now I know. The monster was me"

Splendid - but still inferior to the very similar "Till we have faces" and "L'età dell'oro".
kenshin79 | 37 andre anmeldelser | Jul 25, 2023 |
A very impressive first novel. Set in Franco’s Spain post WW II, far from usual Richler country although several Richler characters are there. Plot somewhat impressionistic but a vivid sense of place and people.
booksaplenty1949 | May 27, 2023 |
Although I got a good start on this novel by page 140 it was wearing thin. I decided to move on to a more entertaining read.
endaclon | 4 andre anmeldelser | May 1, 2023 |
Loved this book. My son is actually, in part, named Joshua because of it. Great movie too.

oshafiro | 4 andre anmeldelser | Mar 3, 2023 |



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