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Richler, Mordecai 1931-2001

Works: 412 works in 2,351 publications in 17 languages and 32,200 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Biography  Juvenile works  Drama  Humorous fiction  Biographies  History  Black humor  Humor  Novels 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of screenplay, Bibliographic antecedent, Author of afterword, colophon, etc., Author of dialog, Other, Librettist
Classifications: PR9199.3.R5, 813.54
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Barney's version : a novel by Mordecai Richler( Book )

77 editions published between 1997 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Told in the first person, Barney's Version gives us the life (and what a life!) of Barney Panofsky - whose trashy TV company, Totally Useless Productions, has made him a small fortune; whose three wives include a martyred feminist icon, a quintessential JCP (Jewish-Canadian Princess), and the incomparable Miriam, the perfect wife, lover, and mother - alas, now married to another man; who recalls with nostalgia and pain his young manhood in the Paris of the early fifties, and his lifelong passion for wine, women, and the Montreal Canadiens; who either did or didn't murder his best friend, Boogie, after discovering him in bed with The Second Mrs. Panofsky; whose satirical eye for the idiocies of today's Quebec separatists (as well as for every other kind of political correctness) manages to offend his entire acquaintanceship (and will soon be offending readers everywhere); and whose memory - though not his bile - is, in his sixty-seventh year, definitely slipping
The apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz; a novel by Mordecai Richler( Book )

206 editions published between 1959 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Duddy -- the third generation of a Jewish immigrant family in Montreal -- is combative, amoral, scheming, a liar, and totally hilarious. From his street days tormenting teachers at the Jewish academy to his time hustling four jobs at once in a grand plan to "be somebody," Duddy learns about living -- and the lesson is an outrageous roller-coaster ride through the human comedy. As Richler turns his blistering commentary on love, money, and politics, The Apprenticeship Of Duddy Kravitz becomes a lesson for us laughter and in life.
Solomon Gursky was here : a novel by Mordecai Richler( Book )

97 editions published between 1989 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Moses Berger, writer, salmon-fisher and drunk, becomes hooked on the history of Gursky, a 19th-century bootlegger, and follows a trail which takes him from London to the Orkneys and to Arctic Canada where strange Eskimoes practice Judaic rites
The best of modern humor( Book )

24 editions published between 1983 and 1989 in English and held by 1,625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains a collection of American and English humor from such outstanding contributors as Woody Allen, Damon Runyon, Trumon Capote, Groucho Marx, Art Buchwald, Roy Blount, Jr., Fran Liebowitz, Philip Roth, and Eudora Welty
Jacob Two-Two meets the Hooded Fang by Mordecai Richler( Book )

85 editions published between 1975 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 1,486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Unjustly imprisoned by the Hooded Fang and other big people, Jacob TwoTwo awaits the aid of the members of Child Power to free him and two hundred other children
St. Urbain's horseman : a novel by Mordecai Richler( Book )

121 editions published between 1966 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

St. Urbain's Horseman is a complex, moving, and wonderfully comic evocation of a generation consumed with guilt - guilt at not joining every battle, at not healing every wound. Thirty-seven-year-old Jake Hersh is a film director of modest success, a faithful husband, and a man in disgrace. His alter ego is his cousin Joey, a legend in their childhood neighbourhood in Montreal. Nazi-hunter, adventurer, and hero of the Spanish Civil War, Joey is the avenging horseman of Jake's impotent dreams. When Jake becomes embroiled in a scandalous trial in London, England, he puts his own unadventurous life on trial as well, finding it desperately wanting as he steadfastly longs for the Horseman's glorious return. Irreverent, deeply felt, as scathing in its critique of social mores as it is uproariously funny, St. Urbain's Horseman confirms Mordecai Richler's reputation as a pre-eminent observer of the hypocrisies and absurdities of modern life
Joshua then and now : a novel by Mordecai Richler( Book )

80 editions published between 1980 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

His main character, Joshua, is a Montreal Jew who is opinionated, cynical and comes from a seedy background: and yet, is able to survive, become successful and marries into a well-off family that have their own set of closet skeletons. The story has many interesting twists and emotions vary from the serious, sad or sometimes, to the very funny. Like many of Richler's characters, there is a gutsy determination, a sense of purposeful indignation about Joshua that you can admire and identify with. --R. Nicholson at
Writers on World War II : an anthology( Book )

22 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 963 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Powerfully portrayed in the words of novelists, poets, and the journalists who lived through, is the full sweep of the Second World War, as it was experienced around the world by combatants and civilians. The book is arraanged chronologically by the years of the war
Jacob Two-Two and the dinosaur by Mordecai Richler( Book )

23 editions published between 1987 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 926 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Jacob Two-Two's father brings him back a small lizard from Kenya, it grows to enormous proportions and to protect his now identifiable Diplodocus from from frightened grown-ups, Jacob runs away with him to British Columbia
Oh Canada! Oh Quebec! : requiem for a divided country by Mordecai Richler( Book )

26 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in English and Spanish and held by 901 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humorous account of Quebec's language obsessed separatist movement
Jacob Two-Two's first spy case by Mordecai Richler( Book )

28 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in English and held by 774 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Eight-year-old Jacob Two-Two enlists the aid of his new neighbor, master spy X. Barnaby Dinglebat, when I.M. Greedyguts, the new headmaster at his school, makes the lives of the students miserable
Cocksure; a novel by Mordecai Richler( Book )

66 editions published between 1960 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Canadian working for a Hollywood tycoon in 1960s London copes with the hypocrisy and changing times around him
Son of a smaller hero by Mordecai Richler( Book )

83 editions published between 1955 and 2017 in English and Italian and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Noah Adler, passionate, ruthlessly idealistic, is the prodigal son of Montreal's Jewish ghetto. Finding tradition in league with self-delusion, he attempts to shatter the ghetto's illusory walls by entering the foreign territory of the goyim. But here, freedom and self-determination continue to elude him. Eventually, Noah comes to recognize "justice and safety and a kind of felicity" in a world he cannot ' entirely ' leave behind. Richler's superb account of Noah's struggle to scale the walls of the ghetto overflows with rich comic satire. Son of a Smaller Hero is a compassionate, penetrating account of the nature of belonging, told with the savage realism for which Mordecai Richler's fiction is celebrated. From the Paperback edition
The incomparable Atuk by Mordecai Richler( Book )

60 editions published between 1963 and 2010 in English and held by 551 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Black comedy about a resourceful Eskimo poet who was 'discovered' by the Twentyman Fur Company
A choice of enemies by Mordecai Richler( Book )

49 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A colony of Canadian and American writers and filmmakers, exiled by McCarthyist witch-hunts at home, find themselves in London, England, where they evolve a society every bit as merciless, destructive, and close-minded as that from which they have fled. The bonds of the group are strained when Norman Price, an academic turned hack writer, befriends an enigmatic German refugee. Ostracized by his colleagues, Norman soon perceives how easily conviction devolves into tyranny. Believing that "all alliances are discredited," he enters a moral nightmare in which his choice of enemies is no longer clear. With relentless irony and biting accuracy, Mordecai Richler maps out a surreal territory of doubt, describing not only one man's personal dilemma but the moral condition of modern society. From the Paperback edition
Notes on an endangered species and others by Mordecai Richler( Book )

7 editions published in 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fun with Dick and Jane by Columbia Pictures( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A manager unexpectedly loses his job, leaving him $70,000 in debt. He and his wife team up to rob drug stores to keep up their lifestyle
The street by Mordecai Richler( Book )

50 editions published between 1969 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this beguiling collection of short stories and memoirs, first published in 1969, Mordecai Richler looks back on his childhood in Montreal, recapturing the lively panorama of St. Urbain Street: the refugees from Europe with their unexpected sophistication and snobbery; the catastrophic day when there was an article about St. Urbain Street in Time; Tansky's Cigar and Soda with its "beat-up brown phonebooth" used for "private calls"; and tips on sex from Duddy Kravitz. Overflowing with humour, nostalgia, and wisdom, The Street is a brilliant introduction to Richler's lifelong love-affair with St. Urbain Street and its inhabitants. From the Paperback edition
Hunting tigers under glass: essays and reports by Mordecai Richler( Book )

17 editions published between 1968 and 1972 in English and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Shovelling trouble by Mordecai Richler( Book )

13 editions published between 1972 and 1973 in English and held by 306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Barney's version : a novel
Alternative Names
Mordecai Richler Canadees schrijver

Mordecai Richler Canadian author, screenwriter and essayist

Mordecai Richler canadisk skribent og manuskriptforfatter

Mordecai Richler kanadensisk författare och manusförfattare

Mordecai Richler kanadischer Schriftsteller, Drehbuchautor und Essayist

Mordecai Richler kanadisk skribent og manusforfattar

Mordecai Richler kanadisk skribent og manusforfatter

Mordecai Richler scrittore e sceneggiatore canadese

Richler, M. (Mordecai), 1931-2001

Richler, Mordecai

Richler, Mordechai 1931-

Richler, Mordechai 1931-2001

Richler, Mordechaj 1931-2001

Rits'ler, Mordekhai 1931-2001

Мордекай Річлер

Мордехай Ричлер

Рихлер, Мордехай

Рихлер, Мордехай 1931-2001

מרדכי ריצ'לר

ריכלר, מרדכי 1931-

‏ריצ׳לר, מרדכי, ‏, ‏1931־2001.

ריצ'לר, מרדכי 1931-

‏ריצ'לר, מרדכי 1931-2001

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リッチラー, モルデカイ

The apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz; a novelSolomon Gursky was here : a novelJacob Two-Two meets the Hooded FangSt. Urbain's horseman : a novelJoshua then and now : a novelJacob Two-Two and the dinosaurJacob Two-Two's first spy caseCocksure; a novel