Benny, the war in Europe, and Myerson’s Daughter Bella’ Essay: This short story takes us back to ww2, in a Jewish community in Montreal. The author, Mordecai Richler talks about a young boy who went to war in 1941, and got discharged and sent home before the war ended.
Barney's version of events may be viewed as that of two unreliable narrators, in that his recollections are told from varying mental states and then posthumously edited by his son. Underlying the story of Barney's three marriages is the mysterious disappearance of his friend Boogie.
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Mordecai Richler’s novels. I deem this to be a fertile way to tackle this theme as Richler is not only a renowned novelist, but also a journalist and satirist, who represents an icon of modern Canadian written production. The importance of his writing is not simply found in.
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Joshua Then and Now is a 1985 Canadian film and a TV mini-series, adapted by Mordecai Richler from his semi-autobiographical novel Joshua Then and Now. James Woods starred as the adult Joshua, Gabrielle Lazure as his wife, and Alan Arkin as Joshua's father. It was directed by Ted Kotcheff who had previously directed Richler's The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz.
Mordecai Richler resuscitates many of the elements from his earlier 'St Urbain's Horseman' to accommodate a larger quest for closure and dignity - namely, two sticky imbroglios differentiated by time and geography: a blackmail scheme in post-war Spain and a familial-financial fracas in modern Montreal.
Mordecai Richler was through and through a Montrealer, writes Frank Gray (further to the obituary by Peter Guttridge and Carmen Callil, 5 July). He loved the city for the poor Jewishness of St.