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A Week in Literary History

January 27th, 2002

Canadian novelist Mordecai Richler (The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, 1959) is born in 1931 in Montréal.

Mordecai Richler, b. January 27, 1931, d. 2001

The best and best-known novelist to come out of Canada, and certainly the best and best-known Canadian Jewish novelist, Richler first made his mark with The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz in 1959, which established him as the Canadian Saul Bellow. What Bellow did for Chicago in Augie March, Richler did for East Montreal in a number of novels, and he was known throughout his late career as an ardent and outspoken polemicist.

Suggested Reading Novels The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, 1959. Cocksure, 1968. The Street, 1969. St. Urbain’s Horseman, 1971. Joshua Then and Now, 1980. Travel Images of Spain, 1977. This Year in Jerusalem, 1994. Nonfiction On Snooker: The Game and the Characters Who Play It, 2001.

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