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Mordecai Richler and The New Yorker

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.

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Richler defends his contentious New Yorker article on French-English relations.
Medium: Television
Program: Newswatch
Broadcast Date: Sept. 18, 1991
Guest(s): Mordecai Richler
Host: Dennis Trudeau
Duration: 4:07

Last updated: May 6, 2013

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