A rich collection drawn from the nearly thirty books of Mordecai Richler, featuring his writings on Montreal, New York, and London.A rich collection drawn from the nearly thirty books of Mordecai Richler, featuring his writings on Montreal, New York, and London.Read Less
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Aislin. New/New. 7 x 9 x 2 " 189733009X 2006 Hardcover in DJ...BRAND NEW from 2006 publisher...Never opened, Never owned, Never marked...Excellent Gift Giving quality...Jacket protected in New non-stick clear mylar sleeve...432 pages, with Selected Bibliography, illustrated with B&W photographs + drawings by Aislin...Edited by Jonathan Webb, illustrations by Aislin ( Terry Mosher ), Introduction by Adam Gopnik...Handsome book, black textured boards, with Silver gilt title impressed on spine and ribbon marker...Mordecai Richler, like many of the characters he invented, was shaped by the tight, supportive Montreal neighbourhood where he grew up...And he in turn created an imaginary neighbourhood about one block over from the real one...Richler lived and breathed these streets even after he left them...He remembered them, savoured their sights and sounds and smells, and then described them in his writing over a period of some 50 years...The half-dozen streets west of St. Lawrence ( The Main ) between St, Viateur and Laurier formed the heart of the Jewish working-class district in the 1940s and '50s...Here you could find Wilensky's, where a precocious boy once revealed to his envious classmates the condom he carried in his back pocket "just in case"...And Jack and Moe's barbershop, where the men could listen to a baseball game or lay money on a horse...And the back room of Schater's Cigar & Soda, where Richler's father and his friends often gathered to play gin rummy...These few streets provided everything-from spiritual guidance ( at the Young Israel Synagogue on Park ) to the temptations of the flesh ( Lili St. Cyr baring all on The Main )...They also spawned the shameless Duddy Kravitz, the neurotic Joshua Shapiro, the obsessive Jake Hersh, and the hard-drinking Barney Panofsky...Richler's characters-often as rough and as complicated as the neighbourhood they came from-sprang from the pages of his books with an intensity that readers couldn't ignore...This book features selections from Richler's most memorable writing-both fiction and nonfiction-along with family photographs, archival images, and witty illustrations by political cartoonist Aislin...It also offers readers an intimate look at the street that shaped-and was shaped by-one of Canada's greatest writers...As Richler himself said, " I do feel forever rooted in Montreal's St. Urbain Street. That was my time, my place, and I have elected myself to get it right "...' A rich collection drawn from the nearly 30 books of Mordecai Richler, featuring his writings on Montreal, New York, and London...Mordecai Richler was born in Montreal in 1931. One of Canada's greatest novelists, he was also a prolific and lively essayist, humorist, and critic. Among the many awards he received over his career were the Giller Prize, the Commonwealth Writer's Prize, and the Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour. Richler received teh Order of Canada in 1999. He died in Montreal in July 2001...Aislin (Terry Mosher), editorial cartoonist for the Montreal Gazette for more than 30 years, was a longtime friend of Richler's and shared the writer's affectionate attachment to their native city. Mosher was named an Officer of the Order of Canada in 2003...Adam Gopnik is an award-winning staff writer with The New Yorker and author of Paris to the Moon and Through the Children's Gate. As a young child in Montreal, he lived across the street from Mordecai Richler...Author and editor Jonathan Webb has worked at McClelland & Stewart, the first Canadian publisher of Mordecai Richler's works. He is currently writing a book on the journalists who covered the Vietnam...This book was a labor of love to those who miss Mordecai to this day...and a treat for all his fans to read..." Mordecai Richler Was Here: Selected Writings "...by Mordecai Richler, Edited by Jonathan Webb...published by Madison Publishing, Toronto 2006...Hardcover in Dustjacket...*** Securely packed for Safe delivery ~ Shipping safely...
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