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eBook The Street: Stories And Memoirs From St Urbain Street ePub

by Mordecai Richler

  • ISBN: 0140076662
  • Category: Humanities
  • Subcategory: Other
  • Author: Mordecai Richler
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Penguin Canada (April 2, 1985)
  • ePub book: 1118 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1720 kb
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  • Rating: 4.9
  • Votes: 541

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On St. Urbain Street, a head start was all. Our mothers read us stories from Life about pimply astigmatic . From parochial school, I went on to a place I call Fletcher’s Field High in the stories and memoirs that follow.

On St. Our mothers read us stories from Life about pimply astigmatic fourteen-year-olds who had already graduated from Harvard or who were confounding the professors at . Reading Tip-Top Comics or listening to The Green Hornet on the radio was as good as asking for a whack on the head, sometimes administered with a rolled-up copy of The Canadian. Fletcher’s Field High was under the jurisdiction of the Montreal Protestant School Board, but had a student body that was nevertheless almost a hundred per cent Jewish.

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Mordecai Richler’s final book pays homage to his personal heroes and celebrates a writer’s love of sport with his .

Mordecai Richler’s final book pays homage to his personal heroes and celebrates a writer’s love of sport with his trademark irascibility, humour and acuity. In this beguiling collection of short stories and memoirs, first published in 1969, Mordecai Richler looks back on his childhood in Montreal, recapturing the lively panorama of St. Urbain Street: the refugees from Europe with their unexpected sophistication and snobbery; the catastrophic day when there was an article about St. Urbain Street in Time; Tansky’s Cigar and Soda with its beat-up. brown phonebooth used for private calls ; and tips on sex from Duddy Kravitz.

Overflowing with humour, nostalgia, and wisdom, The Street is a brilliant introduction to Richler’s lifelong love-affair with St. Urbain Street and its . Urbain Street and its inhabitants.

In this beguiling collection of short stories and memoirs, first published in 1969, Mordecai Richler looks back on his childhood in Montreal, recapturing the lively panorama of St. .The Street - Mordecai Richler.

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SKU: 10970645 By Richler, Mordecai Paperback ISBN: 978-0-14-305496-2 Condition: New. "Among the wonders of St. Urbain, our St. Urbain, there was a man who ran for alderman on a one-plank platform - provincial speed cops were anti-Semites. There was a semi-pro whore, Cross-Eyed Yetta, and a gifted cripple, Pomerantz, who had a poem published in transition before he shriveled and died at the age of twenty-seven.

Mordecai Richler's novels are always a wild ride. In St. Urbain's Horseman we have the usual Richler pastiche of paranoid Jewish Montrealers struggling in a gentile world. As with his other novels, I sense that .Horseman' has many biographical elements to it. Although teetering on being pretentious, .Horseman' is easily salvaged by its fine characterizations and often hilarious prose.

Urbain’s Horseman 2 SURFACING FROM A DREAM OF THE HORSEMAN, ONLY A week after Ingrid had formally filed charges against him and Harry, he thought – no fear, Jake – soon Ormsby-Fletcher will arrive rmsby-Fletcher, his consolati.

Urbain’s Horseman 2 SURFACING FROM A DREAM OF THE HORSEMAN, ONLY A week after Ingrid had formally filed charges against him and Harry, he thought – no fear, Jake – soon Ormsby-Fletcher will arrive rmsby-Fletcher, his consolation. To remark on the weather and clap his bowler down on the monk’s bench in the outer hall. Then the two of them would retire to the study to mull over the day’s defeats and plan tomorrow’s campaign.

Short story collection The Street (1969) Fiction for children Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang (1975) Jacob Two-Two and the Dinosaur (1987) Jacob Two-Two's First Spy Case (1995)

Short story collection The Street (1969) Fiction for children Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang (1975) Jacob Two-Two and the Dinosaur (1987) Jacob Two-Two's First Spy Case (1995). Travel Images of Spain (1977) This Year In Jerusalem (1994) Essays Hunting Tigers Under Glass: Essays and Reports (1968) Shovelling Trouble (1972) Notes on an Endangered Species and Others (1974) The Great Comic Book Heroes and Other Essays (1978) Home Sweet Home: My Canadian Album (1984) Broadsides (1991) Belling the Cat (1998) Oh Canada! Oh Quebec!

"Among the wonders of St. Urbain, our St. Urbain, there was a man who ran for alderman on a one-plank platform - provincial speed cops were anti-Semites. There was a semi-pro whore, Cross-Eyed Yetta, and a gifted cripple, Pomerantz, who had a poem published in transition before he shriveled and died at the age of twenty-seven. A boxer who once made the Ring magazine ratings. Lazar of Best Grade Fruit who raked in twenty-five hundred dollars for being knocked down by a No. 43 streetcar. A woman who actually called herself a divorcee. A man, A.D.'s father, who was bad luck to have in your house. And more, many more."

Comments

melody of you melody of you
This book touched on two very important nostalgic points for me: the landscape of Montreal life and the struggle of the "American" dream (in Canada).

Duddy is a ruthless character and the hardships of his life are the only master of his apprenticeship. The book made me question which relationships we can trust and which relationships are in fact business-deals, meant to achieve some sort of aim beyond just companionship. Duddy is an optimist, a swindler, a cast-away and a whole lot like my cheap ex-boyfriend. I don't know if every reader will resonate with the story, but I would read the book again and others by Richler.

I particularly enjoyed the dialogue and use of colloquialisms from the time during which the story takes place (40s?).
Sinredeemer Sinredeemer
A very personal way of telling about his youth on St Urbain Street, Montreal (Quebec), "The Street" is a thoughtfully crafted book by Mordecai Richler. It alternates chapters that sound like memories (but might be fictitious) with others that sound like short stories (but might be based on actual characters and events). The whole picture is that of the Jewish neighborhood in which a young boy, then a young man grows up, with descriptions of family life and relationships around the time of the Second World War and just after that. A very good book, witty, funny, and often profound. This is my first Richler read, and it has given me much desire to read more by him.
One of the stories, "The summer my grandmother was supposed to die", was made into a fine, much award-nominated animated film called "The Street", by Caroline Leaf and can be seen on the National Film Board website ([...]).
Adaly Adaly
Compelling novel of a Jewish man in Montreal.
BORZOTA BORZOTA
Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz is the best known novel by one of Canada's preeminent authors. In Duddy, Mordecai Richler has created an unforgettable character. Duddy is an ambitious, driven young man from Montreal's St Urbain's district who will do anything to get ahead, but at what cost?
Ishnsius Ishnsius
Well-told tale about a boy who focuses all his efforts on one goal... It really made me think. Bravo!
caster caster
I fell upon this one through one of my English classes. Honestly it's a great book. The protagonist, Duddy, seems as vile as any other villainous character, but one must try to see why he is the way he is. By doing that, the reader can gain an understanding of the major themes within the book; greed & wealth, education, family connections, immigration, and the book particularly is centered around a Jewish community. It's a great piece to sit down and read from cover to cover.
Hanad Hanad
Watch the movie. It's the reason Richard Dreyfuss almost quit acting, but it's amazing, and more attention-grabbing than the original novel. Especially that bris scene.
A book that transcends its Jewish setting, full of hum our, heartbreak, wisdom, and tradgey. How to become a somebody and a nobody simply explained.