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The Resource Barney's version : a novel, by Mordecai Richler ; with footnotes and an afterword by Michael Panofsky

Barney's version : a novel, by Mordecai Richler ; with footnotes and an afterword by Michael Panofsky

Label
Barney's version : a novel
Title
Barney's version
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
by Mordecai Richler ; with footnotes and an afterword by Michael Panofsky
Title variation
Barneys version
Creator
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Author
Writer of supplementary textual content
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Told in the first person, Barney's Version gives us the life (and what a life!) of Barney Panofsky - whose trashy TV company, Totally Useless Productions, has made him a small fortune; whose three wives include a martyred feminist icon, a quintessential JCP (Jewish-Canadian Princess), and the incomparable Miriam, the perfect wife, lover, and mother - alas, now married to another man; who recalls with nostalgia and pain his young manhood in the Paris of the early fifties, and his lifelong passion for wine, women, and the Montreal Canadiens; who either did or didn't murder his best friend, Boogie, after discovering him in bed with The Second Mrs. Panofsky; whose satirical eye for the idiocies of today's Quebec separatists (as well as for every other kind of political correctness) manages to offend his entire acquaintanceship (and will soon be offending readers everywhere); and whose memory - though not his bile - is, in his sixty-seventh year, definitely slipping ..
Summary
The urban sensibility of immigrant Jewish Montreal is chronicled in this darkly satirical portrait of 67-year-old Barney Panofsky, who decides to set the record straight about his Bohemian days in Paris and London in the 1950s, his circle of famous and infamous friends, his career as a television producer, and his wildly unsuccessful relationships with women
Theme
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Tone
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Character
Award
  • Commonwealth Writers' Prize, Caribbean and Canada: Best Book, 1998.
  • Giller Prize, 1997.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 1998
  • Quebec Writers' Federation Literary Awards, Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction, 1998.
  • Stephen Leacock Medal for Humour, 1998.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
006158
Cataloging source
DLC
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1931-2001
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Richler, Mordecai
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Panofsky, Michael
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Murder
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Canada
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Murder
  • Canada
Target audience
adult
Label
Barney's version : a novel, by Mordecai Richler ; with footnotes and an afterword by Michael Panofsky
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm37533979
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
355 pages
Isbn
9780679404187
Lccn
97037033
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)37533979
Label
Barney's version : a novel, by Mordecai Richler ; with footnotes and an afterword by Michael Panofsky
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm37533979
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
355 pages
Isbn
9780679404187
Lccn
97037033
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)37533979

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