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Last Honest Man: Mordecai Richler: An Oral Biography
Michael Posner
0771070241
March 2005
Paperback
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Review
From the Quill & Quire
“…a vivid, consistently engaging character study that is as well balanced as it is ennobling.”

“The fully mature, more familiar Richler figure is here as well: tipping over sacred cows, drinking and smoking too much, and, of course, dedicatedly writing the novels and essays that made him the best writer Canada has yet produced.”

“entirely believable”


From the National Post (Robert Fulford)
“…absorbing and revealing oral biography.”

The Last Honest Man takes us closer to Richler, both the professional and the private man, than anything else in print.”

“Posner, by carefully organizing the details of Richler’s personal history, shows us...


The Last Honest Man: Remembering Mordecai Richler
Michael Posner
0771070233
March 2004
Hardcover
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Review
From the Quill & Quire
“…a vivid, consistently engaging character study that is as well balanced as it is ennobling.”

“The fully mature, more familiar Richler figure is here as well: tipping over sacred cows, drinking and smoking too much, and, of course, dedicatedly writing the novels and essays that made him the best writer Canada has yet produced.”

“entirely believable”


From the National Post (Robert Fulford)
“…absorbing and revealing oral biography.”

The Last Honest Man takes us closer to Richler, both the professional and the private man, than anything else in print.”

“Posner, by carefully organizing the details of Richler’s personal history, shows us...


Getting Started: A Memoir of the 1950s
William Weintraub
0771089155
October 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
With letters from Mordecai Richler, Mavis Gallant, and Brian Moore

Getting Started is a wonderful memoir, a collection of extraordinary letters, and a brilliant recreation of a time when Canadian writers were set to make their mark in the world for the first time.

Writer Brian Moore emigrated from Ireland to Canada in the late 1940s and found work at the Montreal Gazette, where he also found William Weintraub embarking upon a career as a freelance journalist. When he travelled to Paris, Weintraub saw an old friend and former Gazette writer, Mavis Gallant, who filled him in on the tribulations of the expatriate writer’s life (“My room is enormous and the radiator very small indeed”). Gallant introduced Weintraub to another Montreal writer, Mordecai Richler, also...


Mordecai and Me: An Appreciation of a Kind
Joel Yanofsky
0889952663
January 2004
Hardcover
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Book Description
Mordecai and Me: An Appreciation of a Kind is the story of one writer's obsession with another. In this "really unauthorized biography," Joel Yanofsky, a veteran Montreal book reviewer, literary journalist and novelist, tracks the elusive legend of Mordecai Richler in the year following his death. This insightful and quirky quest leads Yanofsky to consult-though pester may be more like it-a rabbi, a shrink and a dream analyst. What starts out as a literary appreciation turns into a literary stalking, propelled as much by envy as admiration, irreverence as affection, confession as critical judgment. A Montrealer himself and a journalist by trade, Joel Yanofsky has covered the Canadian literary scene, interviewing and reviewing Richler, while taking the measure of the city that he believes was destroyed culturally by...


Nick: A Montreal Life: Nick Auf Der Maur
Nick Auf der Maur
1550651145
October 1998
Paperback
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Lysiane Gagnon, Globe & Mail
Some of his best friends were millionaires, some were complete nobodies who just happened to sit on a barstool next to his. Some were alcoholics, and some were teetotallers. Some were separatists and some were ferocious anti-separatists. This says a lot about the personality of Nick but even more about the real life of Montreal.

Mordecai Richler
Nick was a cherished friend. An original.

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Lunch with Jan Wong
Jan Wong
0385259824
June 2001
Paperback
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Running The Rapids
Kildare Dobbs
1550025945
November 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Poet, travel writer, teacher, quiz-show presenter, broadcaster, adventurer - Kildare Dobbs has played many parts, met many people, and been many places. His life journey, marked by frequent diversions and detours, reflects the exuberant eclecticism of the man himself. In Kildare Dobbs: A Writing Life, Dobbs takes us from a gas-lit big-house childhood in 1930s Tipperary, to college days at Cambridge, to commando training and naval service in the Second World War. After a stint as a colonial administrator in Tanganyika, he moved to Canada in 1952, where he became variously an editor at Macmillan, managing editor of Saturday Night magazine, and literary editor of the Toronto Star. This is a self-portrait of a fascinating man of letters driven by a hunger for adventure.

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Stet: An Editor's Life
Diana Athill
0802138624
February 2002
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
For nearly 50 years, Athill edited some of the best minds of the postwar generation, including Molly Keane, Jack Kerouac, Norman Mailer, Brian Moore, V.S. Naipaul, Jean Rhys, Mordecai Richler, Philip Roth, Gitta Sereny and John Updike. A founding director of the now-defunct London publishing house Andre Deutsch Ltd., Athill "intervened" with legendary taste and self-restraint, earning her the loyalty, and sometimes the friendship, of her frequently tetchy, fragile authors ("Writers don't encounter really attentive readers as often as you might expect, and find them balm to their twitchy nerves when they do; which gives their editors a good start with them"). Athill, now an exuberant 83, looks back on her half-century in the business, beginning with her wartime fling with Hungarian ex-pat Andre Deutsch. The affair...

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