Mordecai Richler dead at 70.
July 3, 2001 9:31 AM   Subscribe

Mordecai Richler dead at 70. Noted Canadian man of letters, political commentator, frequent imbiber and author of "The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz," "Solomon Gursky Was Here," "Oh, Canada! Oh, Quebec!," and "Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang." He was undergoing cancer treatment.
posted by galachef55 (5 comments total)
this is a terrible shame. i still remember as a boy picking "the apprenticeship of duddy kravitz" from my father's bookshelf. it was one of the first books i've ever read and truly a canadian classic.
posted by will at 9:46 AM on July 3, 2001

I too have enjoyed his writing--esp. as an American Jews reading about Jewish Canadian families...his novels turned into films also were enjoyable. Wonder sense of humor in his writing. Very human and down to earth books.
posted by Postroad at 9:51 AM on July 3, 2001

My kids are big fans of Jacob Two-Two, as am I. How very sad.
posted by Dreama at 1:31 PM on July 3, 2001

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I'd like to point MeFi'ers to George Carlin's comments about his thoughts on what happens when celebrities die. Funny stuff.
posted by acridrabbit at 4:38 PM on July 3, 2001

"I dare not even contemplate Frank Sinatra." Hah.
posted by kindall at 4:46 PM on July 3, 2001

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