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Son of a smaller hero /
Mordecai Richler ; with an afterword by Ray Smith.
edition
"Reprinted 1989."
imprint
Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, 1989.
description
207, [1] p.
ISBN
0771099703
format(s)
Book
Holdings
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added author
imprint
Toronto : McClelland & Stewart, 1989.
isbn
0771099703
local note
RBSC copy: Original paperback with illustrated covers.
catalogue key
1960894
 
Bibliography: p. [208].
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"Mordecai Richler has proven beyond all doubt that he ranks with this century's best novelists." Edmonton Journal "Richler possesses a powerful and fecund imagination. . . ." Hamilton Spectator "He is a gifted stylist, with a great ear for parody and comic dialogue..." New York Times Book Review "Richler is a comic writer who sprays his personality on his fiction like a tomcat." The Times(U.K.)
"Mordecai Richler has proven beyond all doubt that he ranks with this century's best novelists." Edmonton Journal "Richler possesses a powerful and fecund imagination. . . ." Hamilton Spectator "He is a gifted stylist, with a great ear for parody and comic dialogue..." New York Times Book Review "Richler is a comic writer who sprays his personality on his fiction like a tomcat." The Times (U.K.)
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Main Description
Young Noah Adler, passionate, ruthlessly idealistic, is the prodigal son of Montreal's Jewish ghetto. Finding tradition in league with self-delusion, he attempts to shatter the ghetto's illusory walls by entering the foreign territory of the goyim. But here, freedom and self-determination continue to elude him. Eventually, Noah comes to recognize "justice and safety and a kind of felicity" in a world he cannot entirely leave behind. Richler's superb account of Noah's struggle to scale the walls of the ghetto overflows with rich comic satire. Son of a Smaller Hero is a compassionate, penetrating account of the nature of belonging, told with the savage realism for which Mordecai Richler's fiction is celebrated.
Main Description
Young Noah Adler, passionate, ruthlessly idealistic, is the prodigal son of Montreal's Jewish ghetto. Finding tradition in league with self-delusion, he attempts to shatter the ghetto's illusory walls by entering the foreign territory of thegoyim. But here, freedom and self-determination continue to elude him. Eventually, Noah comes to recognize "justice and safety and a kind of felicity" in a world he cannot entirely leave behind. Richler's superb account of Noah's struggle to scale the walls of the ghetto overflows with rich comic satire.Son of a Smaller Herois a compassionate, penetrating account of the nature of belonging, told with the savage realism for which Mordecai Richler's fiction is celebrated.
Main Description
Young Noah Adler, passionate, ruthlessly idealistic, is the prodigal son of Montreal's Jewish ghetto. Finding tradition in league with self-delusion, he attempts to shatter the ghetto's illusory walls by entering the foreign territory of the goyim . But here, freedom and self-determination continue to elude him. Eventually, Noah comes to recognize "justice and safety and a kind of felicity" in a world he cannot entirely leave behind. Richler's superb account of Noah's struggle to scale the walls of the ghetto overflows with rich comic satire. Son of a Smaller Hero is a compassionate, penetrating account of the nature of belonging, told with the savage realism for which Mordecai Richler's fiction is celebrated. From the Paperback edition.
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Young Noah Adler, passionate, ruthlessly idealistic, is the prodigal son of Montreal's Jewish ghetto. Finding tradition in league with self-delusion, he attempts to shatter the ghetto's illusory walls by entering the foreign territory of the "goyim. But here, freedom and self-determination continue to elude him. Eventually, Noah comes to recognize "justice and safety and a kind of felicity" in a world he cannot - entirely - leave behind. Richler's superb account of Noah's struggle to scale the walls of the ghetto overflows with rich comic satire. "Son of a Smaller Hero is a compassionate, penetrating account of the nature of belonging, told with the savage realism for which Mordecai Richler's fiction is celebrated.

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