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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...


Jacob Two-Two and the Dinosaur
Mordecai Richler
0613081064
Sept 1997
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 4-6 Jacob Two-Two, the hero of Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang (Knopf, 1975; o.p.), reappears in this tall tale about a small boy and a friendly dinosaur who struggle against incompetent government bureaucrats. Feeling lonely, he is delighted when Dad illegally brings home a lizard from a trip to Kenya. Before long, he realizes that Dippy is in fact a talking diplodocus who was jolted out of hibernation during an earthquake. When the incompetent Prime Minister and his apple-polishing advisors learn about Dippy, they declare him a menace to the public safety and make plans to destroy him. Jacob and Dippy then take off for British Columbia to hide in the wilderness. As in the previous book, the adults are stupid, greedy, racist, violent, and they hate children. Although the humor is not to everyone's...


The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz
Mordecai Richler
0613170873
Mar 1999
Hardcover
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From AudioFile
With more drive than sense, the eponymous young opportunist strives to scramble out of Montreal's working-class Jewish quarter by hook or by crook, leaving mayhem in his wake. In spite of Duddy's lack of scruples and (often inadvertent) cruelty, one cannot judge him irredeemable. He's too much a bull in a china shop as limned in this closely observed and hilarious look at New World ghetto characters and values. The CBC commissioned Mordecai Richler to abridge his classic novel for this recording. And, no less than the full-length version, it's a masterpiece--especially as read by Paul Hecht, one of North America's top audiobook narrators. He almost sings the prose melodies of the Montreal ghetto in that magical, irresistible baritone of his. Though an overzealous producer has needlessly underscored the reading with sound...


Assimilation and Assertion: The Response to the Holocaust in Mordecai Richler's Writing
Rachel Feldhay Brenner
0820408115
January 1989
Hardcover
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Fiction and Fact in Mordecai Richler's Novels
Ada Craniford
9993997617
March 1993
Hardcover
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Jacob Two Two's First Spy Case
Mordecai Richler
0660189240
Mar 2003
Audio Compact Disc - Abridged
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Book Review
Poor Jacob Two-Two! Miss Sour Pickle, Jacob's mean geography teacher, calls on him whenever he daydreams in class, and Mr. I. M. Greedyguts, the new headmaster of Jacob's school, hired Loathsome Leo Louse to prepare monstrous meals that Jacob and his classmates must eat down to the very last bite. Luckily, Mr. Dinglebat, world-renowned spymaster, just moved in next door and has concocted a plan to help Jacob. Packed with colorful characters, secret spy tricks, and lots of fun, Jacob Two-Two's First Spy Case will enthrall and excite children's imaginations. For more Jacob adventures, kids should check out Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang and Jacob Two-Two and the Dinosaur, the first two books in this series of three from Commonwealth Book Prize-winning author Mordecai Richler. (Ages 7 to 10) --This text...


Jacob Two Two Meets the Hooded Fang
Mordecai Richler
0660189259
Feb 2003
Audio Compact Disc - Abridged
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From AudioFile
[Editor's Note: The following is a combined review with JACOB TWO-TWO AND THE DINOSAUR.]--The great Canadian author--best known for THE APPRENTICESHIP OF DUDDY KRAVITZ and JOSHUA THEN AND NOW--penned three juvenile novels featuring a neglected 6-year-old who says everything twice. The Canadian Broadcasting Corporation has done a marvelous job producing full-cast dramatizations of the first two of these novels. Narrated by Stephanie Morganstern, and featuring Jacob Daniel Tierney as Jacob, JACOB TWO-TWO AND THE DINOSAUR follows Jacob as he befriends a pet diplodocus (played by Vlasta Vrana) whom he must protect from the violent abuses of adult society. The story is simultaneously funny and touching, and always offbeat. In JACOB TWO-TWO MEETS THE HOODED FANG, the stammering 6-year-old is sent to prison at Slimer's Isle,...


Barney's Version
Mordecai Richler
0671028464
March 1999
Paperback
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Book Review
Barney Panofsky smokes too many cigars, drinks too much whiskey, and is obsessed with two things: the Montreal Canadiens hockey team and his ex-wife Miriam. An acquaintance from his youthful years in Paris, Terry McIver, is about to publish his autobiography. In its pages he accuses Barney of an assortment of sins, including murder. It's time, Barney decides, to present the world with his own version of events. Barney's Version is his memoir, a rambling, digressive rant, full of revisions and factual errors (corrected in footnotes written by his son) and enough insults for everyone, particularly vegetarians and Quebec separatists.

But Barney does get around to telling his life story, a desperately funny but sad series of bungled relationships. His first wife, an artist and poet, commits suicide and...



Jacob Two Two and the Dinosaur
Mordecai Richler
0660189267
Jan 2003
Audio Compact Disc - Abridged
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From School Library Journal
Grade 4-6 Jacob Two-Two, the hero of Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang (Knopf, 1975; o.p.), reappears in this tall tale about a small boy and a friendly dinosaur who struggle against incompetent government bureaucrats. Feeling lonely, he is delighted when Dad illegally brings home a lizard from a trip to Kenya. Before long, he realizes that Dippy is in fact a talking diplodocus who was jolted out of hibernation during an earthquake. When the incompetent Prime Minister and his apple-polishing advisors learn about Dippy, they declare him a menace to the public safety and make plans to destroy him. Jacob and Dippy then take off for British Columbia to hide in the wilderness. As in the previous book, the adults are stupid, greedy, racist, violent, and they hate children. Although the humor is not to everyone's...


Stories by Mordecai Richler
Mordecai Richler
1894003306
December 2002
Audio
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The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz
Mordecai Richler
077109972X
November 1989
Paperback
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From AudioFile
With more drive than sense, the eponymous young opportunist strives to scramble out of Montreal's working-class Jewish quarter by hook or by crook, leaving mayhem in his wake. In spite of Duddy's lack of scruples and (often inadvertent) cruelty, one cannot judge him irredeemable. He's too much a bull in a china shop as limned in this closely observed and hilarious look at New World ghetto characters and values. The CBC commissioned Mordecai Richler to abridge his classic novel for this recording. And, no less than the full-length version, it's a masterpiece--especially as read by Paul Hecht, one of North America's top audiobook narrators. He almost sings the prose melodies of the Montreal ghetto in that magical, irresistible baritone of his. Though an overzealous producer has needlessly underscored the reading with sound...


Barney's Version
Mordecai Richler
0660190443
Nov 2003
Audio Compact Disc - Abridged
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Book Review
Barney Panofsky smokes too many cigars, drinks too much whiskey, and is obsessed with two things: the Montreal Canadiens hockey team and his ex-wife Miriam. An acquaintance from his youthful years in Paris, Terry McIver, is about to publish his autobiography. In its pages he accuses Barney of an assortment of sins, including murder. It's time, Barney decides, to present the world with his own version of events. Barney's Version is his memoir, a rambling, digressive rant, full of revisions and factual errors (corrected in footnotes written by his son) and enough insults for everyone, particularly vegetarians and Quebec separatists.

But Barney does get around to telling his life story, a desperately funny but sad series of bungled relationships. His first wife, an artist and poet, commits suicide and...



Son of a Smaller Hero
Mordecai Richler
0771099703
November 1989
Mass Market Paperback
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Review
“Mordecai Richler has proven beyond all doubt that he ranks with
this century’s best novelists.”
Edmonton Journal

“Richler possesses a powerful and fecund imagination. . . .”
Hamilton Spectator

“He is a gifted stylist, with a great ear for parody and comic dialogue…”
New York Times Book Review

“Richler is a comic writer who sprays his personality on his fiction like a tomcat.”
The Times (U.K.)

Review
?Mordecai Richler has proven beyond all doubt that he ranks with
this century?s best novelists.?
?Edmonton Journal

?Richler possesses a powerful and fecund imagination. . . .?
?Hamilton Spectator

?He...


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...


The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz
Mordecai Richler
0671028472
Mar 1999
Paperback
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From AudioFile
With more drive than sense, the eponymous young opportunist strives to scramble out of Montreal's working-class Jewish quarter by hook or by crook, leaving mayhem in his wake. In spite of Duddy's lack of scruples and (often inadvertent) cruelty, one cannot judge him irredeemable. He's too much a bull in a china shop as limned in this closely observed and hilarious look at New World ghetto characters and values. The CBC commissioned Mordecai Richler to abridge his classic novel for this recording. And, no less than the full-length version, it's a masterpiece--especially as read by Paul Hecht, one of North America's top audiobook narrators. He almost sings the prose melodies of the Montreal ghetto in that magical, irresistible baritone of his. Though an overzealous producer has needlessly underscored the reading with sound...


Mordecai Richler: A Life In Ten Novels
Ada Craniford
0595372082
January 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
Richler Revealed Wickedly amusing and deceptively familiar, Mordecai Richler has been praised, reviled, and—many times—misunderstood. Intrigued by Richler’s defiant denial that his personal history plays any part in his fiction, we unveil the life-altering events he semi-discloses. Amazed at his brazen plundering of past and present literary works, we watch as he reworks the stories and poems of other writers, for purposes of his own. Carefully researched and entertainingly presented, these revelations will forever alter the way you read Richler’s novels, and think about his life.

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Richler Revealed Wickedly amusing and deceptively familiar, Mordecai Richler has been praised, reviled, and-many times-misunderstood. Intrigued by...

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