Richler, Mordecai

(b. 1931)
   Canadian writer. Richler was born in Montreal, but travelled widely in Europe as a young man. His best-known novel, The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1959), which tells the story of the ruthless financial rise of a young Jewish man, was much disliked by the Jewish community, but was highly successful with the public and was made into a film. His other works include The Incom-parable Atuk (1963), St Urbain’s Horse-man (1971), Joshua Then and Now (1980) and Simon Gursky Was Here (1980). He has twice won the Canadian Governor-General’s Award for Fiction and he has also won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize.

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  • RICHLER, MORDECAI — (1931–2001), Canadian author. Richler s satiric portrayal of Montreal s Jewish Main gained both prominence and notoriety in 1955 with the publication of his second novel, Son of a Smaller Hero. Published in Britain, this slim, young man s novel… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Richler, Mordecai — born Jan. 27, 1931, Montreal, Que., Can. died July 3, 2001, Montreal Canadian novelist. He grew up in a Jewish working class neighbourhood in which many of his novels are set. In 1951–52 he lived in Paris, where he was influenced by… …   Universalium

  • Richler, Mordecai — (27 ene. 1931, Montreal, Quebec, Canadá–3 jul. 2001, Montreal). Novelista canadiense. Creció en un barrio judío de clase trabajadora, en un ambiente parecido al que describen muchas de sus novelas. En 1951–52, vivió en París, donde asimiló la… …   Enciclopedia Universal

  • Richler,Mordecai — Rich·ler (rĭchʹlər), Mordecai. Born 1931. Canadian writer whose novels, based on his working class Jewish background, include The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1959) and Saint Urbain s Horseman (1971). * * * …   Universalium

  • Richler, Mordecai — (b. 1931)    Canadian novelist and journalist. He was born in Montreal, and moved to London in the 1950s. His Son of a Smaller Hero and The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz depict Jewish life in Montreal. In later novels he contrasted Jewish and… …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

  • Mordecai Richler — Born January 27, 1931(1931 01 27) Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Died July 3, 2001(2001 07 03) (aged 70)[1] Occupation …   Wikipedia

  • Richler — Mordecai Richler Mordecai Richler (27 janvier 1931 – 3 juillet 2001) était un auteur et un scénariste canadien (québécois). Né et élevé dans le Mile End (rue Saint Urbain) à Montréal, au Québec, il fréquenta l’Université Sir… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Richler — Mordecai Richler (* 27. Januar 1931 in Montreal; † 3. Juli 2001 ebenda) war ein kanadischer Schriftsteller, Drehbuchautor und Essayist. Zu Lebzeiten gehörte er zu den bekanntesten kanadischen Schriftstellern weltweit. In Kanada selbst war er… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • RICHLER (M.) — RICHLER MORDECAI (1931 ) Né à Montréal où il s’est établi après de longues années en Europe (1959 1972), Mordecai Richler s’est surtout consacré, dans les très nombreux ouvrages qu’il a publiés depuis 1954, à peindre les milieux juifs d’Europe… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Mordecai Richler — Mordecai Richler, CC (* 27. Januar 1931 in Montreal; † 3. Juli 2001 ebenda) war ein kanadischer Schriftsteller, Drehbuchautor und Essayist. Zu Lebzeiten gehörte er zu den bekanntesten kanadischen Schriftstellern weltweit. In Kanada selbst war er… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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