Extraordinary Canadians Mordecai Richler

Extraordinary Canadians Mordecai Richler

Format
Hardcover
Price
$19.95
 
  • Hardcover
  • ISBN 9780670066728
  • 256 Pages
  • Penguin Canada
  • Adult

Overview

One of Canada’s top novelists examines the life and work of another Canadian Great.

Both Richler and Vassanji are award-winning novelists who regarded themselves as outsiders in their respective societies—one a Jew in Quebec, the other an Indian in Tanzania who emigrated to Canada. Their experiences were vastly different, but their perspective as outsiders allows each a unique viewpoint. With narrative flair and surprising insights, Vassanji explores the life and artistic quest of the prolific Montreal satirist who died in 2001.

Praise

“Respectful yet probing, [Vassanji] creates a solid and intriguing biography of one of the most private yet profound writers of the Canadian scene.” – The Globe and Mail

“Sympathetic and distinguished.” – Winnipeg Free Press

“Elegantly compact…. Vassanji deliberately reads against the grain of the well-known Richlerian ‘gruff caricature,’ treating anecdotes with caution, aware that Richler’s memorializers might ‘use memory’ to embellish, reinvent, settle scores.” – Canadian Literature
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