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The Last Honest Man: Mordecai Richler: An Oral Biography

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Novelist, essayist, satirist, and iconoclast, Mordecai Richler made an international reputation with such contemporary fiction triumphs as Barneys Version and The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz. His death in July 2001 prompted heartfelt tributes from around the world that acknowledged his humour, intellect, soft heart, and irrepressible curmudgeonliness.

The Last Honest Man documents the writers public and private lives through the words of his family and friends, colleagues and rivals, editors, writers, filmmakers, drinking pals, snooker buddies, and many others. To borrow a phrase from his long-time editor, Robert Gottlieb, this unusual biography captures the grumpy and the high-spirited man, the generous and the distanced, the enthusiastic and the sardonic, the hungry and the fastidious, the man who was awkward in crowded social situations but consummately at ease in Winstons bar in Montreal.

Michael Posner draws on dozens of interviews conducted in London, New York, Montreal, and Toronto to present an unusual and compelling portrait of this complex man and artist.

About the Author

Michael Posner is an arts reporter and feature writer for the Globe and Mail. He is the author of three previous nonfiction books.

Table of Contents

The Early Years

The Boy From St. Urbain St.

After Baron Byng

Answering the Call of

Back to Europe

Turning Point

The Swinging Sixties

Coming Home

The Public Man

A Man in Full

The Marriage

Of Macallan and Schimmelpenninck

Whos Afraid of Mordecai Richler?

Through the Eyes of His Children

The Final Days

How Will You Remember Him?

Acknowledgements

Product Details

ISBN:
9780771070235
Subtitle:
Mordecai Richler: An Oral Biography
Publisher:
Macfarlane Walter & Ross
Author:
Posner, Michael
Location:
Toronto
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Novelists, Canadian
Subject:
Intellectual life
Subject:
Jewish authors
Subject:
Novelists, Canadian -- 20th century.
Subject:
Canada Intellectual life 20th century.
Series Volume:
5
Publication Date:
20040316
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
376
Dimensions:
9.26x6.24x1.14 in. 1.52 lbs.

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