Canadian essays -- 20th century.
Alfred A. Knopf Canada
22 cm. Writing for the mags -- BOOKS AND THINGS: Mr. Sam -- The Reichmanns -- Lansky -- Woody -- Just find a million readers and sucess will surely follow -- Mencken -- Morely Safer's Vietnam -- Supersex -- Saul Bellow -- Sexual harassment -- The innocents abroad. -- GOING PLACES : Germany 1978 -- Safari -- Marrakech -- Sol Kertzner's Xanadu -- Egypt's eleventh plague -- London then and now -- Pedlar's diary. -- SPORTS : Eddie Quinn -- Gordie -- Gretzky in eighty-four -- From Satchel, through Hank Greenberg, to El Divino Loco -- Pete Rose -- Kasparov. -- POLITICS : Audrey! Audrey! Audrey! -- Bye bye Mulroney -- From the Ottawa monkey house ... to referendum. Publisher descriptionhttp://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/description/random0410/99182617.html Mordecai Richler. Book
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/bios/random0510/99182617.html Materials specified: Contributor biographical informationhttp://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/bios/random0510/99182617.html
LC: PR9199.3.R5; PS8535.I24 A6 1998; Dewey: 814/.54; NLC: PS8535*
ISBN: 0676971520; 9780676971521; National Library: 989300390 LCCN: 99-182617
Dust jacket flap at p. 338
"Here we have his take on many unforgettable Canadians, heroes, and sinners, including Gretzky, Eddie Quinn and Pete Rose; we see him give a final skewering to his hated quarry, Brian Mulroney (but the NDP leadership fares little better); Woody Allen does not escape, but for Saul Bellow he has warm admiration and his tribute to Gordie Howe is as fond as it is thoughtful; he brings to life London in the 50s and leaves us with life in the Eastern Townships today. He is a storyteller even in his essays, and these are memorable for his character sketches, his sharp ear for dialogue, his unblinkered view of events. Like all great satirists, Richler cares passionately about the society in which we live; it's that love of country, as much as his love of sanity and common sense and his hatred of sacred cows, that underlies these essays." - provided by publisher.