Mordecai: The Life & Times (Vintage Canada)

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Price
$21.95  $20.41
Publisher
Vintage Books Canada
Publish Date
Pages
800
Dimensions
6.1 X 9.1 X 1.8 inches | 1.85 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780676979657

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About the Author

CHARLES FORAN is a Member of the Order of Canada and a senior fellow at Massey College in the University of Toronto. He is the author of eleven books of fiction and nonfiction, and has won many awards and honours, including the Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize for Nonfiction, the Governor General's Literary Award, the Canadian Jewish Book Award, the RBC Taylor Prize, and the Writers' Trust Fellowship. He is currently the Executive Director of the Writers' Trust of Canada. He lives in Toronto.

Reviews

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"A fine, intelligent, deeply historicized, compassionate, insightful, fair-minded and above all loving book." --Adam Gopnik, author of Paris to the Moon and Angels and Ages

"It was a full, rich life, and it's a full, rich book. . . . We judge a man by his life, a writer by his books. Charles Foran has done a thorough and thoughtful job of the first. Time will do the second." --The Walrus

"A massive work that examines this master novelist, wit and public curmudgeon in sympathetic but not uncritical style." --The Globe and Mail

"A comprehensive, panoramic portrait that will stand as the definitive Richler biography. . . . Foran is a master storyteller. . . . Ultimately, in Mordecai, Foran reminds us of how Richler managed to make Canadian culture relevant and sexy to the world." --The Gazette (Montreal)

"The great strength of Mordecai is in the much deeper picture Foran gives of Richler's relationships. . . . Foran gives a convincing and complex portrait of Richler." --Winnipeg Free Press

"A massive and enthralling biography." --National Post

"The definitive biography of Mordecai Richler. . . . So detailed, so exhaustive, so astute and authoritative. . . . This is a portrait of a dedicated artist who raged against the dying of the light. As I finished the book, I found tears rolling down my cheeks." --Ken McGoogan, National Post

"Easily the most thorough accounting of Richler's life. . . . An absorbing, sympathetic and often funny account of a fundamentally decent man who worked like a demon at his craft, and who brought the verve and engagement of an essayist to the sometimes aesthetically and tonally narrow world of Canadian literary fiction." --Toronto Star