Mordecai: The Life & Times: The Life & Times

by Charles Foran

Knopf Canada | October 19, 2010 | Kobo Edition (eBook)

Mordecai: The Life & Times: The Life & Times is rated 5 out of 5 by 1.
Foran's book is IT: the definitive, detailed, intimate portrait of Mordecai Richler, the lion of Canadian literature, and the turbulent, changing times that nurtured him. It is also an extraordinary love story that lasted half a century.

The first major biography with access to family letters and archives. Mordecai Richler was an outsized and outrageous novelist whose life reads like fiction.

Mordecai Richler won multiple Governor General's Literary Awards, the Giller Prize, the Commonwealth Writers' Prize, among others, as well as many awards for his children's books. He also wrote Oscar-nominated screenplays. His influence was larger than life in Canada and abroad. In Mordecai, award-winning novelist and journalist Charlie Foran brings to the page the richness of Mordecai's life as young bohemian, irreverent writer, passionate and controversial Canadian, loyal friend and deeply romantic lover. He explores Mordecai's distraught childhood, and gives us the "portrait of a marriage"?? the lifelong love affair with Florence, with Mordecai as beloved father of five. The portrait is alive and intimate ??warts and all.


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Published: October 19, 2010

Publisher: Knopf Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0307376028

ISBN - 13: 9780307376022

Found in: Biography and Memoir

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fascinating This is a gem of a read.As I sit reading I feel often like I am right in the setting and know Mordecai.Charles Foran wrote this brilliantly and seems to have captured the essence of the man,Richler. I was lucky enough to have had the opportunity to go to a book reading of this Biography and Foran himself was reading bits from this book but also explaining the process and how he formed a'relationship'with this unique human that he did meet but only 3times before Richler passed. Foran himself is a very humble yet clearly intelligent man which draws you to him and in turn his writing. This book-even if you aren't familiar with Mordecai Richler-is a MUST read.
Date published: 2011-03-03

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Mordecai: The Life & Times: The Life & Times

by Charles Foran

Format: Kobo Edition (eBook)

Published: October 19, 2010

Publisher: Knopf Canada

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0307376028

ISBN - 13: 9780307376022

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Foran's book is IT: the definitive, detailed, intimate portrait of Mordecai Richler, the lion of Canadian literature, and the turbulent, changing times that nurtured him. It is also an extraordinary love story that lasted half a century.

The first major biography with access to family letters and archives. Mordecai Richler was an outsized and outrageous novelist whose life reads like fiction.

Mordecai Richler won multiple Governor General's Literary Awards, the Giller Prize, the Commonwealth Writers' Prize, among others, as well as many awards for his children's books. He also wrote Oscar-nominated screenplays. His influence was larger than life in Canada and abroad. In Mordecai, award-winning novelist and journalist Charlie Foran brings to the page the richness of Mordecai's life as young bohemian, irreverent writer, passionate and controversial Canadian, loyal friend and deeply romantic lover. He explores Mordecai's distraught childhood, and gives us the "portrait of a marriage"?? the lifelong love affair with Florence, with Mordecai as beloved father of five. The portrait is alive and intimate ??warts and all.


From the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Charles Foran was born in Toronto, Canada in 1960. He received degrees in English literature and history from the University of Toronto and a Master's degree in Irish Literature at University College, Dublin. His first book, Sketches in Winter, was published in 1992. He has written over ten fiction and nonfiction books including Kitchen Music, The Story of My Life (So Far), House on Fire, Carolan's Farewell, and Maurice Richard. He won the QSPELL for The Last House of Ulster in 1995 and for Butterfly Lovers in 1997. He also won the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction and the Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction for Mordecai: The Life and Times. He is a contributing reviewer for The Globe and Mail and co-wrote the TV documentary Mordecai Richler: The Last of the Wild Jews. He has taught in China, Hong Kong, and Canada.