Mordecai and Me: An Appreciation Of A Kind

Hardcover | September 8, 2003

byJoel Yanofsky

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Mordecai & 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 the reign of separatist governments. Yanofsky cuts through the recent public adoration, as well as through Richler's own carefully protected persona, to reveal the depth and contradictions hidden beneath.

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Mordecai & 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 Y...

Joel Yanofsky is a book reviewer and literary journalist. He is the author of Homo Erectus...And Other Popular Tales of True Romance, a collection of comic essays, and Jacob's Ladder, a novel. He lives in Montreal with his wife and son.Joel Yanofsky is a book reviewer and literary journalist. He is the author of Homo Erectus...And Othe...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.21 inPublished:September 8, 2003Publisher:Red Deer PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0889952663

ISBN - 13:9780889952669

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