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Below is a list of 13 the books by this author.

Book cover of APPRENTICESHIP OF DUDDY KRAVITZ
APPRENTICESHIP OF DUDDY KRAVITZ
By: mordecai richler | Published: September 2005

From Mordecai Richler, one of the greatest satirists, comes one of literature's most delightful characters, Duddy Kravitz -- in a novel that belongs i...

From Mordecai Richler, one of the greatest satirists, comes one of literature's most delightful characters, Duddy Kravitz -- in a novel that belongs in the pantheon of seminal twentieth century books. Duddy -- the third generation of a Jewish immigrant family in Montreal -- is combative, amoral, scheming, a liar, and totally hilarious. From his street days tormenting teachers at the Jewish academy to his time hustling four jobs at once in a grand plan to "be somebody," Duddy learns about living -- and the lesson is an outrageous roller-coaster ride through the human comedy. As Richler turns his blistering commentary on love, money, and politics, The Apprenticeship Of Duddy Kravitz becomes a lesson for us all...in laughter and in life.

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    9780143051466
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APPRENTICESHIP OF DUDDY KRAVITZ
By: mordecai richler | Published: N/A

From his third generation Jewish immigrant family in Montreal, Duddy learns about life in this unforgettable human comedy.

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    9780143191131
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APPRENTICESHIP OF DUDDY KRAVITZ
By: mordecai richler | Published: N/A

The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz is the novel that established Mordecai Richler as one of the world’s best comic writers. Growing up in the h...

The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz is the novel that established Mordecai Richler as one of the world’s best comic writers. Growing up in the heart of Montreal’s Jewish ghetto, Duddy Kravitz is obsessed with his grandfather’s saying, “A man without land is nothing.” In his relentless pursuit of property and his drive to become a somebody, he will wheel and deal, he will swindle and forge, he will even try making movies. And in spite of the setbacks he suffers, the sacrifices he must make along the way, Duddy never loses faith that his dream is worth the price he must pay. This blistering satire traces the eventful coming-of-age of a cynical dreamer. Amoral, inventive, ruthless, and scheming, Duddy Kravitz is one of the most magnetic anti-heroes in literature, a man who learns the hard way that dreams are never exactly what they seem, even when they do come true.

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    9780771075179
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BARNEY'S VERSION
By: mordecai richler | Published: October 2016

Ebullient and perverse, thrice married, Barney Panofsky has always clung to two cherished beliefs: life is absurd and nobody truly ever understands an...

Ebullient and perverse, thrice married, Barney Panofsky has always clung to two cherished beliefs: life is absurd and nobody truly ever understands anybody else. But when his sworn enemy publicly states that Barney is a wife abuser, an intellectual fraud and probably a murderer, he is driven to write his own memoirs. Charged with comic energy and a wicked disregard for any pieties whatsoever, Barney's Version is a brilliant portrait of a man whom Mordecai Richler has made uniquely memorable for all time. It is also an unforgettable love story, a story about family and the riches of friendship.

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    9780345812230
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BELLING THE CAT - ESSAYS REPORTS & OPINI
By: mordecai richler | Published: October 1999

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    9780676972146
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COCKSURE
By: mordecai richler | Published: April 2002

A Canadian working for a Hollywood tycoon in 1960s London copes with the hypocrisy and changing times around him.

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    9780771075100
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INCOMPARABLE ATUK
By: mordecai richler | Published: October 1989

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    9780771099731
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JACOB TWO-TWO & THE DINOSAUR
By: mordecai richler | Published: September 2009

When Jacob Two-Two's father brings him back a small lizard from Kenya, it grows to enormous proportions, and to protect his now identifiable Diplodocu...

When Jacob Two-Two's father brings him back a small lizard from Kenya, it grows to enormous proportions, and to protect his now identifiable Diplodocus from frightened grown-ups, Jacob runs away with him to British Columbia.

Theme: Action, Adventure

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    9780887769269
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JACOB TWO-TWO MEETS THE HOODED FANG
By: mordecai richler | Published: September 2009

Unjustly imprisoned by the Hooded Fang and other big people, Jacob Two-Two awaits the aid of the members of Child Power to free him and two hundred ot...

Unjustly imprisoned by the Hooded Fang and other big people, Jacob Two-Two awaits the aid of the members of Child Power to free him and two hundred other children.

Theme: Action, Adventure

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    9780887769252
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JACOB TWO-TWO'S 1ST SPY CASE
By: mordecai richler | Published: September 1997

Things turn sour at Privilege House, Jacob Two-Two’s private school, when the headmaster, Mr. Goodbody, is replaced by the despicable I.M. Greed...

Things turn sour at Privilege House, Jacob Two-Two’s private school, when the headmaster, Mr. Goodbody, is replaced by the despicable I.M. Greedyguts. Now everything is unbearable, from geography class to the ghastly lunches made by Perfectly Loathsome Leo Louse. Worse yet, nobody’s parents believe how bad it really is. Fortunately, Jacob has a new friend he can turn to for help: X. Barnaby Dinglebat, Master Spy.

Theme: Humour, Spy

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    9780887766947
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JACOB TWO-TWO'S 1ST SPY CASE
By: mordecai richler | Published: September 2009

Eight-year-old Jacob Two-Two enlists the aid of his new neighbor, master spy X. Barnaby Dinglebat, when I. M. Greedyguts, the new headmaster at his sc...

Eight-year-old Jacob Two-Two enlists the aid of his new neighbor, master spy X. Barnaby Dinglebat, when I. M. Greedyguts, the new headmaster at his school, makes the lives of the students miserable.

Theme: Action, Adventure

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    9780887769276
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SON OF A SMALLER HERO
By: mordecai richler | Published: November 1989

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    9780771099700
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ST URBAIN'S HORSEMEN
By: mordecai richler | Published: N/A

St. Urbain’s Horseman is a complex, moving, and wonderfully comic evocation of a generation consumed with guilt – guilt at not joining eve...

St. Urbain’s Horseman is a complex, moving, and wonderfully comic evocation of a generation consumed with guilt – guilt at not joining every battle, at not healing every wound. Thirty-seven-year-old Jake Hersh is a film director of modest success, a faithful husband, and a man in disgrace. His alter ego is his cousin Joey, a legend in their childhood neighbourhood in Montreal. Nazi-hunter, adventurer, and hero of the Spanish Civil War, Joey is the avenging horseman of Jake’s impotent dreams. When Jake becomes embroiled in a scandalous trial in London, England, he puts his own unadventurous life on trial as well, finding it desperately wanting as he steadfastly longs for the Horseman’s glorious return. Irreverent, deeply felt, as scathing in its critique of social mores as it is uproariously funny, St. Urbain’s Horseman confirms Mordecai Richler’s reputation as a pre-eminent observer of the hypocrisies and absurdities of modern life. From the Hardcover edition.

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    9780771099748
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