Mordecai richler's penultimate novel, and certainly his most ambitious, solomon gursky was here is a yarn spun around the gursky brothers - bernard, morrie, and solomon - kings of a whiskey empire forged from bootlegging, millionaires many times over, and based on canada's bronfman family. Solomon gursky was here is a novel by canadian author mordecai richler first published by viking canada in 1989 summary the novel tells of several generations of the fictional gursky family, who are connected to several disparate events in the history of canada, including the franklin expedition and rum-running. Richler's novels (the apprenticeship of duddy kravitz, st urbain's horseman) are exuberant, stew-like affairs, and this one is no exception, with especial tang an alcoholic montreal writer named moses berger is writing a book about the gursky (read bronfman) family, founders and owners of the. Solomon gursky was here has 2,471 ratings and 115 reviews °°° ° ¯° _ as possibly canadian author mordecai richler's best novel, we. When i was a student at university of toronto, i wrote book reviews for the varsity, one of the university newspapersafter seeing my review of solomon gursky was here, penguin books called to ask if i wanted to interview mordecai richler when he came to toronto on his press junket.
Read solomon gursky was here penguin modern classics by mordecai richler with rakuten kobo moses berger is very young when he first hears the name that will obsess him and drive him on a quest across canada and. Rated 3 out of 5 by julie from solomon gursky was here by mordecai richler this is an ambitious, confusing and sometimes crazy mixture of fact and fantasy it tells the story of an ultimately rich jewish canadian family from the early nineteenth century to the 1980s. Moses berger, son of the failed poet lb berger, is in the grips of an absession the gursky family with its colourful bootlegging history, its bizarre connections with the north and the inuit, and its wildly eccentric relations, both fascinates and infuriates him.
Read a free sample or buy solomon gursky was here by mordecai richler & david bezmozgis you can read this book with apple books on your iphone, ipad, ipod touch or mac. Written by mordecai richler, audiobook narrated by colm feore sign-in to download and listen to this audiobook today first time visiting audible get this book free when you sign up for a 30-day trial. Mordecai richler, cc (january 27, 1931 - july 3, 2001) was a canadian writer his best known works are the apprenticeship of duddy kravitz (1959) and barney's version (1997) his 1970 novel st urbain's horseman and 1989 novel solomon gursky was here were shortlisted for the man booker prize.
Undoubtedly mordecai richler's tour the force, solomon gursky was here is an epic in the truest sense of the word through moses berger's hunt after the elusive solomon gursky, the black sheep of a boot-legging family gone legit, you are immersed in 400 years of (jewish) history. Click to read more about solomon gursky was here by mordecai richler librarything is a cataloging and social networking site for booklovers all about solomon gursky was here by mordecai richler. Mordecai richler's most ambitious and best novel, solomon is a great, sprawling beast of a book, something to absorb slowly and read over several evenings it's not a page-turner, exactly rather, it's a deliciously-crafted, extensive, home-cooked meal - something to be enjoyed and savoured over an extended period.
We have waited 10 years for mordecai richler's new novel, solomon gursky was here it was worth the wait solomon gursky is a big book, a multigenerational saga that boils up out of the teeming streets of 19th-century london and the barren stretches of the arctic wilderness, and flashes forward. Mordecai richler's ninth novel, ''solomon gursky was here,'' not only begins and ends at quebec's lake memphremagog but was largely written there, he said in a telephone interview, in the cottage where mr richler and his family ''spend most of our time'' mr richler finished the book last may after three intense years of writing. Editorial reviews brimming with sardonic humor, antic imagination and bravura storytelling skill, richler's fifth novel (after joshua was here ) is an interlocking account of the outrageously bold and daring eponymous protagonist, and of his would-be biographer, brilliant but alcoholic moses berger, obsessed with discovering the mysteries of solomon's life and--maybe--his death.
Solomon gursky was here, by mordecai richler, is more than just the saga of a jewish family it is a novel with a moral about culture, consumption, corruption, and rage in telling the story of the. Mordecai richler was an acclaimed canadian novelist and essayist born in montreal in 1931 he won the commonwealth prize, the paris review humour prize, was twice shortlisted for the booker prize for his novels solomon gursky was here and st urbain's horseman, and was nominated for an oscar for his screenplay of the apprenticeship of duddy. Author mordecai richler writes like a modern-day swift, bitterly satirizing our unflattering pasts with the wisdom of hindsight, and this culturally gruesome tale has a lot of despair to uncover a little clan history: ephraim gursky, an expatriate russian jew, kicked out of victorian england for philandering, volunteers to go on sir john.
Mordecai richler booklist mordecai richler message board detailed plot synopsis reviews of solomon gursky was here a biographer becomes obsessed with tracking down his subject, solomon gursky, who is supposedly dead. Novelist, journalist and screenwriter mordecai richler was born on january 27, 1931 in montreal, quebec, canada he attended sir george williams college for two years he lived in paris, spain and england, and while in england worked as a journalist and radio and television scriptwriter.