The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (Spanish Edition)

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"The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz" is the novel that established Mordecai Richler as one of the world's best comic writers. Growing up in the heart of Montreal's Jewish ghetto, Duddy Kravitz is obsessed with his grandfather's saying, "A man without land is nothing." In his relentless pursuit of property and his drive to become a somebody, he will wheel and deal, he will swindle and forge, he will even try making movies. And in spite of the setbacks he suffers, the sacrifices he must make along the way, Duddy never loses faith that his dream is worth the price he must pay. This blistering satire traces the eventful coming-of-age of a cynical dreamer. Amoral, inventive, ruthless, and scheming, Duddy Kravitz is one of the most magnetic anti-heroes in literature, a man who learns the hard way that dreams are never exactly what they seem, even when they do come true. "From the Trade Paperback edition."

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Determined to claw his way out of Montreal's Jewish ghetto, young Duddy Kravitz takes to heart his grandfather's maxim that "a man without land is nobody." In his relentless pursuit of property and a big-time reputation, this cynical dreamer lies, cheats, and hurts everyone who loves him.

Ruthless and yet oddly endearing, Duddy is one of the most charismatic anti-heroes of all time -- a man who learns the hard way that dreams are not exactly what they seem, even when they come true.

"The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz" established Richler as one of North America's great comic writers. Abridged by ther author himself and featuring the melodious voice of Broadway's Paul Hecht, this superb archival recording captures the frenetic pacing and sharp wit of the 1959 masterpiece.

About the Author:

Mordecai Richler was born in Montreal in 1931. The author of ten successful novels, numerous screenplays, and several books of non-fiction, his novel, Barney's Version, was an acclaimed bestseller and the winner of The Giller Prize, the Stephen Leacock Award for Humour, the QSpell Award, and the Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best Novel in the Caribbean and Canada region. Richler also won two Governor General’s Awards and was shortlisted twice for the Booker Prize.

Mordecai Richler died in Montreal in July 2001.
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