Mordecai: The Life & Times

June 1, 2010|
Mordecai: The Life & Times by Charles Foran
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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.
Preface  PART I: MUTTLE, MUTTY, MORDYI. The Rebbe and the Shammas II. The Simchat Torah III. Richler Artificial Stone Works (No Success) IV. 5257 St. Urbain Street V. Battles VI. Wars VII. Comrades VIII. Making Aliyah IX. Room 41 X. Cut/Cutting Loose  PART II: APPRENTICEI. The Right Age II. C/O Bar Escandell, San Antonio, Ibiza, Spain ...
Title:Mordecai: The Life & Times
Product dimensions:800 pages, 9.55 X 6.57 X 1.85 in
Shipping dimensions:800 pages, 9.55 X 6.57 X 1.85 in
Published:June 1, 2010
Publisher:Knopf Canada
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780676979633

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