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The author of the book: Mordecai Richler
Language: English
Format files: PDF
ISBN 13: 9788845930089
The size of the: 26.28 MB
Edition: Adelphi
Date of issue: August 27th 2015
ISBN: 8845930084

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Nulla infastidiva Mordecai Richler quanto le ortodossie vecchie e nuove e i vari tipi di intolleranza da esse generate. E furono proprio gli anni trasgressivi della Swinging London a ispirargli, durante il suo lungo soggiorno in Inghilterra, questo romanzo, uno sberleffo così audace e irriverente da essere subito messo all’indice in numerosi paesi di lingua inglese. A doversi districare fra i meandri della ‘controcultura’ è Mortimer Griffin, che lavora in una sofisticata casa editrice, ha una vita familiare convenzionale e l’imperdonabile colpa di essere bello e WASP. Dopo l’acquisizione della Oriole Press da parte di un potentissimo e stravagante produttore hollywoodiano chiamato da tutti il Creatore di Stelle, il quale ha un solo vero scopo nella vita, la propria immortalità, Mortimer finisce in un labirinto dove fatichiamo a distinguere la farsa dalla satira e dall’horror. Tormentato dallo sguaiato tradimento della moglie con il laido amico Ziggy, perseguitato da un pestifero giornalista che lo accusa di essere un ipocrita ebreo rinnegato, scandalizzato dalla scuola all’avanguardia dove il figlio di otto anni recita Sade per poter liberare la sua sessualità, concupito da due seducenti colleghe più simili ad androidi che a donne vere, accusato via via di perbenismo, moralismo, razzismo, antisemitismo, mollezza e meschinità e sempre più insicuro delle sue prestazioni virili, Mortimer si ritrova suo malgrado protagonista di una tragicommedia dell’assurdo dall’esito di paradossale crudeltà.

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Ebook La storia di Mortimer Griffin read Online! Mordecai Richler was a Canadian author, screenwriter and essayist.

His best known works are The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1959) and Barney's Version (1997); his 1989 novel Solomon Gursky Was Here was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize in 1990. He was also well known for the Jacob Two-Two children's stories. .

The son of a Jewish scrap yard dealer, Richler was born in 1931 and raised on St. Urbain Street in the Mile End area of Montreal. He learned Yiddish and English, and graduated from Baron Byng High School. Richler enrolled in Sir George Williams College (now Concordia University) to study English but dropped out before completing his degree.

Years later, Leah Rosenberg, Richler's mother, published an autobiography, The Errand Runner: Memoirs of a Rabbi's Daughter (1981), which discusses Mordecai's birth and upbringing, and the sometime difficult relationship between them.

Richler moved to Paris at age nineteen, intent on following in the footsteps of a previous generation of literary exiles, the so-called Lost Generation of the 1920s, many of whom were from the United States.

Richler returned to Montreal in 1952, working briefly at the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, then moved to London in 1954. He published seven of his ten novels while living in London, as well as considerable journalism.

Worrying "about being so long away from the roots of my discontent", Richler returned to Montreal in 1972. He wrote repeatedly about the Jewish community of Montreal and especially about his former neighborhood, portraying it in multiple novels.

In England, in 1954, Richler married Catherine Boudreau, a French-Canadian divorcee nine years his senior. On the eve of their wedding, he met and was smitten by Florence Mann (née Wood), a young married woman.

Some years later Richler and Mann both divorced and married each other. He adopted her son Daniel. The couple had five children together: Daniel, Jacob, Noah, Martha and Emma. These events inspired his novel Barney's Version.

Richler died of cancer at the age of 70.


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