by M Richler

Author: M Richler
Publisher: Penguin Books; First Edition edition (1992)
Language: English
Pages: 160
ePub: 1936 kb
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Rating: 4.9
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Category: Political
Subcategory: Politics and Government

Quebec-born Richler (Solomon Gursky Was Here, 1990, et. undertakes a backgrounder to that province's independence movement, with several large flashes of illuminating absurdity about the passionate Quebecois.

Quebec-born Richler (Solomon Gursky Was Here, 1990, et. A referendum will be held this October to determine whether Quebec should ask for independence from Canada.

In 1992 Richler published Oh Canada! .

Redirected from Oh Canada! Oh Quebec! Requiem for a Divided Country). Oh Canada! Oh Quebec! Requiem for a Divided Country is a book by Canadian novelist Mordecai Richler. The book, a best-seller, grew out of a long article published in a September 1991 issue of The New Yorker.

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Requiem for a Divided Country. Пользовательский отзыв - Kirkus. Novelist, journalist and screenwriter Mordecai Richler was born on January 27, 1931 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Результаты поиска по книге. Requiem for a Divided Country. Quebec-born Richler (Solomon Gursky Was Here, 1990, et. undertakes a backgrounder to that province's independence movement, with several large flashes of illuminating absurdity about the passionate. He attended Sir George Williams College for two years. Kullanıcı Değerlendirmesi - Kirkus. Tam incelemeyi okuyun.

Oh Quebec!: Requiem for a Divided Country, Penguin Books Canada, 1992. Sarah Scott, Geoff Baker, "Richler Doesn't Know Quebec, Belanger Says; Writer 'Doesn't Belong', Chairman of Panel on Quebec's Future Insists", The Gazette, 20 September 1991. Smart, Pat. "Daring to Disagree with Mordecai" in Canadian Forum May 1992, . Qui a peur de Mordecai Richler. Montréal: Éditions Balzac, 1995.

Oh Quebec!: Requiem for a Divided Country (1992). This Year in Jerusalem (1994).

Good; has some light wear creases in spine.
Comments: (7)
Most Americans pay little attention to Quebec, but the issue never really goes away. The absurd language laws merely embolden secessionists. I do not think Canada would survive a divorce. This has implications for the United States. We would gain several new States, but what if Florida, for example, announced it was now bilingual?
Love Mordecai Richlers style of writing. This is more of a documentary of sorts
Cherry The Countess
The Quebec issue is complicated and I tend to read anything I can find on the subject. Richler tended use humour but all too often we were left wondering if he was being serious or funny as some of the things said could be true or a joke, and all too often I couldn't tell! So he impeded comprehension with his often attemps at being cute and thus much of the message got lost or obscured in his flipancy. He also had the bothersome habbit of leaving acronims (initials like WASP) unexplained or explained just once then assumed we remembered through the rest of the book, whereas it's normal to write out the full term once at the begginning of a chapter then use the acronym for the rest of the chapter, so I was often searching for their meaning withought results. One acronim (WASP) he never explained even once as he assumed the reader knew it and apparently assumes that Quebec was obviously the center of OUR world too. At least one chaper was quite funny and he did shed some light on how predjudiced this corner of Canada can be. And of course some of the facts, when you were sure they were facts, were quite eye opening.
There were times I was almost shocked at what appeared to be anger or maliciousness in some areas though to be honest I can't recall the specifics. I didn't have to force myself to finish but it was something of a chore.
lucky kitten
Mordecai Richler walks us through a history of Quebecois Nationalism to show us it was born out of xenophobic sentiment and blossomed into a movement that was sweeping, pointless, borderline fascist, and utterly insane. Far from being oppressed by les maudites Anglais, Richler documents how the English minority and newcomers to Quebec were subjected to discriminatory laws at the hands of Francophones. The separatist movement tapped into tribal feelings and did little except disrupt the economy, force thousands of Quebeckers to move elsewhere, and creat a lot of animosity. This book deftly deals with the extremism and intolerance of French-Canadian nationalism. It should be required reading for every Canadian, and hopefully it will sell another 85,000 copies when that sordid and silly movement rears its ugly head again. A wonderful book, intelligent and witty. And there there is no retort to it.

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For anyone hoping to gain an understanding of the pre- (and now post-) millennial angst that often grips great swaths of our country at the mere mention of the terms 'distinct society' and 'sovereignty association', Richler's book is a solid and engaging read.

If nothing else, Oh Canada! Oh Quebec! serves as a useful counterpoint to the tightly-held yet misguided notions of many indépendantistes regarding the terms on which sovereignty is to be negotiated between Canada and a new nation of Quebec.

And for anyone familiar with the oft-maligned language laws in effect in Quebec, Richler's satirical notion that similar constraints might usefully be placed on the volume of spoken English can sometimes cut too close for comfort ...
I was hoping that this book would be interesting since I find the Québec Separatism Movement to be one of the most fascinating things of recent politics. Well, I was wrong. I found this book to be extremely dry, I fell asleep a few times while reading it. I got annoyed with the fact that Richler kept bring Anti-Semitism into it. I understand his point of view, but I did not buy this book to read about Anti-Semitism, I bought it to read about the relations between Canada and Québec. Richler does get a plus because he at least explained things for the benefit of American readers, which was great or else I would be totally lost. He also gets a plus because he fully explains Québec's language laws. Overall, I was not too impressed with the book, I found it to be long, drawn out, and hopelessly boring.
My husband is an American of Canadian heritage, and we have spent a lot of time in Montreal. Of course, we've been interested in this language problem for many years; and I found Richler's book to be extremely informative because here in the Southwest, we are faced with the Spanish-English dilemma. Richler's wit and knowledge of his subject made the book extremely interesting. So what if it reeked of anti-simitism--he was just making a point about people who have values that they think should be shared by all; and if they're not shared, boy, are, "those outsiders" stupid.
As an American of Canadian descent, I found Richler's book to be a trenchant analysis of the problems the country faced with its separatist movement. I read the book a year or two after it came out in paperback, and I still recommend it to people who want to understand the divisions in Canada - whether they be English vs. Francophone, or Christian vs. Jew, a schism Richler knows well. If you have no stake or interest in what happens to Canada, perhaps it is indeed boring. But for those of us who care, it's indispensable...