"Among the wonders of St. Urbain, our St. Urbain, there was a man who ran for alderman on a one-plank platform - provincial speed cops were anti-Semites. There was a semi-pro whore, Cross-Eyed Yetta, and a gifted cripple, Pomerantz, who had a poem published in transition before he shriveled and died at the age of twenty-seven. A boxer who once made the Ring magazine ratings. Lazar of Best Grade Fruit who raked in twenty-five hundred dollars for being knocked down by a No. 43 streetcar. A woman who actually called herself a divorcee. A man, A.D.'s father, who was bad luck to have in your house. And more, many more."
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Mordecai Richler (1931-2001) wrote ten novels; numerous screenplays, essays, children's books; and several works of non-fiction. He gained international acclaim with The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, which was later made into a movie. During his career, he was the recipient of dozens of literary awards, including two Governor General's Awards, The Giller Prize, and the Commonwealth Writers Prize. Mordecai Richler was made a Companion of the Order of Canada in 2001.Review:
'Unclassifiable, inimitable and excellent.' -- Al Purdy, Canadian Literature
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Book Description McClelland Stewart Inc., Canada, 2002. Book. Book Condition: New. 178 x 104 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. In this beguiling collection of short stories and memoirs, first published in 1969, Mordecai Richler looks back on his childhood in Montreal, recapturing the lively panorama of St. Urbain Street: the refugees from Europe with their unexpected sophistication and snobbery; the catastrophic day when there was an article about St. Urbain Street inTime; Tanskyís Cigar and Soda with its "beat-up brown phonebooth" used for "private calls"; and tips on sex from Duddy Kravitz. Overflowing with humour, nostalgia, and wisdom, The Street is a brilliant introduction to Richlerís lifelong love-affair with St. Urbain Street and its inhabitants. Bookseller Inventory # BZV9780771034770
Book Description Penguin Random House. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0771034776
Book Description McClelland & Stewart Inc., 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0771034776