Mordecai Richler in retrospect
When Mordecai Richler left Canada for Paris, he was a brooding young intellectual with lots to say. He returned a prolific, respected writer with a keen eye for the absurd and the magnetism to charm or anger just about all of his contemporaries. From Montreal's Jewish ghetto to Quebec nationalism to boring Anglophones to hypocritical politicians – the incomparable Richler commented, questioned, laughed and angered.
Program: The Arts Today
Broadcast Date: Sept. 26, 2000
Guest(s): Mordecai Richler
Host: Eleanor Wachtel
Last updated: August 30, 2013
Page consulted on December 6, 2013
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