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The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz

Richler, Mordecai, 1931-2001 (Book - 1999 )
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz
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A young, likeable Jewish hustler, member of the third generation of a Jewish immigrant family in Montreal, struggles to prosper despite his zany family and, in the process, learns about life. Reprint.

Simon and Schuster
From Mordecai Richler, one of our greatest satirists, comes one of literature's most delightful characters, Duddy Kravitz -- in a novel that belongs in the pantheon of seminal twentieth century books.
Duddy -- the third generation of a Jewish immigrant family in Montreal -- is combative, amoral, scheming, a liar, and totally hilarious. From his street days tormenting teachers at the Jewish academy to his time hustling four jobs at once in a grand plan to "be somebody," Duddy learns about living -- and the lesson is an outrageous roller-coaster ride through the human comedy. As Richler turns his blistering commentary on love, money, and politics, The Apprenticeship Of Duddy Kravitz becomes a lesson for us all...in laughter and in life.

Authors: Richler, Mordecai, 1931-2001
Statement of Responsibility: Mordecai Richler
Title: The apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz
Publisher: New York : Washington Square Press, 1999, c1959
Characteristics: 377 p. ; 21 cm.
Subject Headings: English fiction
Topical Term: English fiction
ISBN: 9780671028473
0671028472
Branch Call Number: FIC R
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Jan 22, 2012
  • loudem rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

The book is from 1959. So it has that feeling. All in all this is a story of crazy obsession about money. What's it gonna be after the lake? The world? Kravitz is a pathetic character lost in a capitalistic way of thinking. He is not a happy camper, always grabbing at straws. and never achieving peace of mind.

Dec 11, 2011
  • lisahiggs rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

The book starts out as typically appealing Canadiana, and takes a sudden and surprising turn at the end of chapter three when we find out Duddy’s father is a pimp. Is this the apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz in this 1959 novel?

The answer is no, and we return to a pleasant stream of Canadian writing taught at high schools across the country.

Apr 01, 2011
  • nouanda rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Great book ! I've seen the movie years ago and the book is better by far ! MR is a great author and his descriptions of Montreal are very accurate.

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