Mordecai Richler was a renowned Canadian writer famous for his children’s fantasy series ‘Jacob Two-Two’, ‘The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz’, ‘Barney's Version’ and ‘Solomon Gursky Was Here’. Apart from his fictional works, he also wrote numerous essays which voiced his opinions about Canadian and Quebec nationalism. Richler raised a few eyebrows through his controversial essays about nationalism and anti-Semitism. Richler was a versatile author who also ventured into writing movie scripts, anthologies, travel journals and short stories. His list of accolades includes honors such as Governor General's Award, Screenwriters Guild of America Award, Giller Prize and Commonwealth Writers Prize. Besides receiving a star in the Canadian Wall of Fame, he was also presented with Honorary Doctorate of Letters from prestigious institution such as McGill University, Montreal and Bishop's University, Lennoxville. His works have been heavily criticized for its polemicist approach. Fortunately for Richler, he gathered support from celebrated journalists such as Robert Fulford and Peter Gzowski, who claim Richler as an orator of uncomfortable truths. Here are some of the famous quotes from this legendary American author, highlighting his thoughts and sayings.
Mr. Bernard died on a Monday, at the age of seventy-five, his body wasted. He lay in state for two days in the lobby of the Bernard Gursky Tower and, as he failed to rise on the third, he was duly buried.
I'm world-famous,” Dr. Parks said, “all over Canada.
All writing is about the same thing - it's about dying, about the brief flicker of time we have here, and the frustration it creates