Mordecai: The Life & Times: The Life & Times by Charles Foran

Mordecai: The Life & Times: The Life & Times

byCharles Foran

Kobo ebook | October 19, 2010

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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.

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 Kitche...
Title:Mordecai: The Life & Times: The Life & TimesFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:October 19, 2010Publisher:Knopf CanadaLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0307376028

ISBN - 13:9780307376022

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fascinating This biography is absolutely excellent. It is both a personal history and a literary history of an important Canadian literary figure. The author is an excellent writer and keeps the reader wanting to know what will happen next. The book takes the reader from the Jewish sections of 1920's and 1930's Montreal to Paris, London, and other exotic locations in Europe. Also through Canada and the United States. Everything about Mordecai Richler's family life and literary career is presented. All the up and downs. Other important figures in the arts and literature of his time appear as they were either friends or influences on him. The reader gets to know the man and how he became the son, husband, father, and writer that he was. Becoming a successful writer is not easy and this book shows the struggles he had to become one and the effect it had upon him and his family. This is a large book. Very detailed. Just read and enjoy.
Date published: 2017-03-03
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