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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 mostra'n més 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) mostra'n menys

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Obres de Mordecai Richler

The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1959) 1,363 exemplars
Solomon Gursky Was Here (1989) 878 exemplars
St. Urbain's Horseman (1971) 561 exemplars
Joshua Then and Now (1980) 432 exemplars
The Best of Modern Humor (1983) — Editor — 290 exemplars
Cocksure (1968) 275 exemplars
Jacob Two-Two and the Dinosaur (1987) 258 exemplars
Son of a Smaller Hero (1955) 154 exemplars
The Street (1969) 151 exemplars
Writers on World War II (1989) 149 exemplars
Jacob Two-Two's First Spy Case (1995) 145 exemplars
This Year in Jerusalem (1994) 143 exemplars
The Incomparable Atuk (1963) 126 exemplars
A Choice of Enemies (1957) 76 exemplars
Broadsides: reviews & opinions (1990) 67 exemplars
The Acrobats (1954) 37 exemplars
Shovelling Trouble (1972) 24 exemplars
Hunting Tigers Under Glass (1968) 23 exemplars
Fun with Dick & Jane [1977 film] (1977) — Screenwriter — 21 exemplars
Room at the Top [1959 film] (1959) — Screenwriter — 14 exemplars
Canadian writing today (1970) — Editor — 10 exemplars
The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz [1974 film] — Screenwriter/Original novel — 8 exemplars
Images of Spain (1977) — Autor — 4 exemplars
Robertson Davies 2 exemplars
Life at the Top [1965 film] — Screenwriter — 2 exemplars
Mordecai (2011) 1 exemplars
SURVIVRE ETC (LITT. ETR.) (2008) 1 exemplars
Richler Mordecai 1 exemplars

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The Innocents Abroad (1869) — Introducció, algunes edicions3,798 exemplars
The Oxford Book of Jewish Stories (1998) — Col·laborador — 127 exemplars
From Ink Lake: Canadian Stories (1990) — Col·laborador — 126 exemplars
The Oxford Book of Canadian Short Stories in English (1986) — Col·laborador — 111 exemplars
Great Canadian Short Stories (1971) — Col·laborador — 53 exemplars
Canadian Short Stories (1960) — Col·laborador — 44 exemplars
Antaeus No. 61, Autumn 1988 - Journals, Notebooks & Diaries (1988) — Col·laborador — 34 exemplars
Barney's Version [2010 film] (2011) — Original novel — 33 exemplars
One World of Literature (1992) — Col·laborador — 24 exemplars
The Best American Short Stories 1963 (1963) — Col·laborador — 18 exemplars
New American Review #4 (1968) 14 exemplars
Sixteen by twelve;: Short stories by Canadian writers (1970) — Col·laborador — 7 exemplars

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Barney Panofsky inizia a raccontarci la sua vita per difendersi da una serie di accuse lanciategli tramite il romanzo di quell’insopportabile di McIver. Solo che la vita di Barney è stata ed è un gran casino e Barney stesso fa fatica a uscire dal personaggio cialtrone che gli è stato cucito addosso: leggendo le sue stesse parole, non è difficile comprendere perché le persone credano al ritratto fattogli da McIver.

Barney è il tipo di persona che viene facile disprezzare: partito con l’idea di fare grandi cose, ha finito per perdersi nella mediocrità, nel disinteresse per le esigenze altrui e nel crogiolo delle storie che non sono finite come avrebbe voluto. Le prime pagine del romanzo non ci fanno per niente tifare per lui, almeno fino a quando non mettiamo insieme abbastanza elementi da vedere la sua vita per quello che è: il tentativo di non uscirne troppo male.

Barney pensa di avercela davvero messa tutta per fare qualcosa di buono: solo che un sacco di imprevisti si sono messi in mezzo, sbarrandogli il passo, facendolo inciampare, facendolo finire in vicoli ciechi e alla fine sai che c’è? Bisogna pur campare in qualche modo. E se un mediocre qualunque come McIver finisce per accusarti di aver assassinato il tuo migliore amico, l’unico della compagnia ad avere davvero il talento per rimanere nella storia, ma che se lo è perso nella dipendenza da droghe, be’, bisogna far qualcosa, no?

E allora Barney finisce per mostrarci che sotto quella cialtronaggine, quella sfacciataggine, c’è un lato tenero piuttosto malconcio dopo tutte le batoste della vita. Sta ancora lì, a cercare di mettere una pezza qua e una pezza là, ma resiste e si strugge per tutto quello che poteva essere.
… (més)
 
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lasiepedimore | Hi ha 38 ressenyes més | Jan 12, 2024 |
D (Bad).

A formerly wealthy couple try to keep up appearances. I gave up after 30 minutes. I tell myself I'll give any movie 30 minutes before noping out, but this was a painful 30 minutes to get through.

(Dec. 2023)
½
 
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comfypants | Dec 30, 2023 |
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".
 
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kenshin79 | Hi ha 38 ressenyes més | 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.
 
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booksaplenty1949 | May 27, 2023 |

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Obres
44
També de
14
Membres
8,176
Popularitat
#2,959
Valoració
3.8
Ressenyes
125
ISBN
368
Llengües
14
Preferit
25

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