The Apprenticeship of Mordecai Richler (1986)

Sub-Genres - Biography  |   Run Time - 60 min.  |   Countries - Canada  |  
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Synopsis by Rose of Sharon Winter

This program is part of a series that investigates the creative process through interviews with artists and examinations of their works. This episode features author Mordecai Richler. Born in Montreal, Richler has written extensively about the working-class neighborhood of his youth. His books for adults and children include The Acrobats, St. Urbain's Horseman, Jacob Two-Two Meets the Hooded Fang, and The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, which was made into a film of the same name. Richler gives the viewer insight into what motivates his writing, and the steps he takes to perfect his craft.



writer, life, Canadian [nationality], Jewish, influence