Cocksure evokes the outrageous and bawdy years of the "Swingin' Sixties." Mordechai Richler has assembled the most bizarre gallery of types—Mortimer Griffin, worried about impotence and with good reason; Rachel Coleman, slinky Black Panther of the boudoir; the Star Maker, a movie tycoon of truly unnerving erotic abilities and a living miracle of spare-part surgery; a precocious group of schoolchildren with a taste for the teachings of the Marquis de Sade and many more characters all working out their problems against the frantic background of post-war freedom discovering Sixties Britain.
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Mordecai Richler was born in 1931 and raised in the working-class Jewish neighbourhood around St. Urbain Street, attending Sir George Williams College (now a part of Concordia University). As a novelist, journalist, screenwriter, and editor, Richler spent much of his career chronicling, celebrating, and criticizing the Montreal and the Canada of his youth. Whether the settings of his fiction are St. Urbain Street or European capitals, his major characters never forsake the Montreal world that shaped them. His most frequent voice is that of the satirist, rendering an honest account of his times with care and humour.
Richler's many honours include the Giller Prize, two Governor General's Awards, and innumerable other awards for fiction, journalism, and screenwriting.
“It’s a funny book, gorgeously so. I wish I’d written it myself.”
–Anthony Burgess, Life Magazine
“Short, sharp, sexy, and witty, it is full of energy and invention....Exhilarating.”
“Outrageous and irreverent.”
–Daily Express (U.K.)
“A wild, far-out satire that manages to be funny-dirty much of the time....
“Bright, authentically witty and imaginative and knocks you
cockeyed sprawling in the aisles....”
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Descrizione libro McClelland and Stewart - New Canadian Library. Paperback. Condizione libro: Good. Minimal damage to cover and binding. Pages show light use. Codice libro della libreria G0771092717I3N00
Descrizione libro McClelland and Stewart - New Can, 1986. Paperback. Condizione libro: Very Good. 250 pages. Text is clean, pages are lightly tanned on the margins, binding is tight, covers have light shelf-wear, entire book is slightly warped. 100% Money Back Guarantee! Ships within 1 business day, includes tracking. Carefully packed. Serving satisfied customers since 1987. Codice libro della libreria mon0000018989