Mordecai & Me: An Appreciation of a Kind
Red Deer Press, 2003 - Всего страниц: 336
ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards Bronze Award - Autobiography/Memoir
Quebec Writer's Federation Mavis Gallant Prize for Non-Fiction Winner (2004)
Canadian Jewish Book of the Year Award Winner (2004)
Canadian Jewish Book Award for Memoir/Biography
Drainie Taylor Biography Prize Nomination
Alberta Trade Nonfiction Book of the Year Nomination
Mordecai and Me: An Appreciation of a Kind is the story of one writer's obsession with another. In this "really unauthorized biography," Joel Yanofsky, a veteran Montreal book reviewer, literary journalist and novelist, tracks the elusive legend of Mordecai Richler in the year following his death. This insightful and quirky quest leads Yanofsky to consult - though pester may be more like it - a rabbi, a shrink and a dream analyst.
What starts out as a literary appreciation turns into a literary stalking, propelled as much by envy as admiration, irreverence as affection, confession as critical judgment.
A Montrealer himself and a journalist by trade, Joel Yanofsky has covered the Canadian literary scene, interviewing and reviewing Richler, while taking the measure of the city that he believes was destroyed culturally by the reign of separatist governments. Yanofsky cuts through the recent public adoration, as well as through Richler's own carefully protected persona, to reveal the depth and contradictions hidden beneath.
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... Baron Byng . In Richler's essay " St. Urbain Street Then and Now , " from his 1984 collection , Home Sweet Home : My Canadian Album , Baron Byng is described as " a brick building as charming as a Victorian workhouse . " In " the heart ...
... Baron Byng , Chomedey High produced no famous alumni . We did not lead the province in matriculation results , as Baron Byng had in Richler's day . There have been no well - attended reunions , at least none anyone bothered to tell me ...
... Baron Byng High School . In his waiting room , there's a framed photograph of the Baron Byng graduating class of 1948 , with its unlikely president , Mordecai Richler , front and centre . " He was President , " Dr. Friedman tells me ...