The Washington Times
It is time to recognize Mr. Richler as one of North America's most powerful novelists.Chicago Tribune
A rasping humor pervades the book....It burgeons with its special talent and a vulgar vitality.The Washington Times
A fast-moving, entertaining, and bawdy novel.Los Angeles Times
Funny in the biting, subversive manner of Joseph Heller and Philip Roth.
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Duddy Kravitz [is] Richler's most famous creation.The New York Times Book Review
Richler has been praised for his clear-eyed vision and his realistic style.... The total effect is as brash and blatant as a sports car rally -- and as suggestive of power.
Alfred Kazin It comes off brilliantly.
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The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz
is the novel that established Mordecai Richler as one of the world?s best comic writers. Growing up in the heart of Montreal?s Jewish ghetto, Duddy Kravitz is obsessed with his grandfather?s saying, ?A man without land is nothing.? In his relentless pursuit of property and his drive to become a somebody, he will wheel and deal, he will swindle and forge, he will even try making movies. And in spite of the setbacks he suffers, the sacrifices he must make along the way, Duddy never loses faith that his dream is worth the price he must pay. This blistering satire traces the eventful coming-of-age of a cynical dreamer. Amoral, inventive, ruthless, and scheming, Duddy Kravitz is one of the most magnetic anti-heroes in literature, a man who learns the hard way that dreams are never exactly what they seem, even when they do come true.
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