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Barney's Version

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Publisher Comments:

When a sixty-seven-year-old Canadian rascal named Bernard Panofsky decides to write "the true story of my wasted life." the result is Barney's Version, Mordecai Richler's wickedly funny blend of satire, social commentary, and brilliant introspection on the state of contemporary life.

Hoping to rebut the charges about him made in a rival's autobiography Barney feels compelled to pen his account of events. From his bohemian misadventures during the 1950s in Paris to the fortune he amassed through his trashy TV company Totally Unnecessary Productions and the three women he married, he quickly proves that his memory may be slipping, but his bile isn't. He skewers feminists, politicians, the bourgeoisie, fads, social movements, and most of all himself. And when it comes to being charged with the murder of his own best friend — caught in bed with the second Mrs. Panofsky — Barney's version is as contradictory and slippery as real life right up to its astonishing end.

Wildly vulgar, superbly ironic, and brilliantly manic, Barney's Version is Mordecai Richler's comic masterpiece, the great work of a satirist at the top of his game.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references.

About the Author

Mordecai Richler was born in Montreal in 1931. Among his most successful novels are The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (made into an acclaimed film starring Richard Dreyfuss), St. Urbain's Horseman, Solomon Gursky Was Here, and Barney's Version. He divides his time between Canada (Montreal and Lake Memphremagog) and London.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780671028466
Author:
Richler, Mordecai
Publisher:
Washington Square Press
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Non-Classifiable
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Humorous Stories
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
British and irish fiction (fictional works by
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
99-20A
Publication Date:
March 1999
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
8.54x5.60x.94 in. 1.07 lbs.

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