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Author Name:    RICHLER, Mordecai MAILER, Norman MALAMUD, Bernard PLIMPTON, George

Title:   Hunting Tigers under Glass : Essays & Reports. First Edition in dustjacket

Publisher:    McClelland & Stewart, Toronto / Montreal , 1968, 

Seller ID:   7310

RICHLER, Mordecai. Hunting Tigers under Glass : Essays & Reports. Toronto /Montreal : McClelland and Stewart Limited, (1968). First Edition. Pp (7),8 -160. 8vo, black cloth, gilt lettering to spine. Darling A9, Spadoni and Donnelly 2043. Design by Frank Newfeld. Printed in Britain. "Here is a long cool look at our mod mod world from one of the most with-it writers of our generation; what Mordecai Richler really thinks about such matters as Expo 67, present-day Israel, present-day Canada including Montreal and Toronto. Much is also to be learned about such diversified subjects as why Clark Kentis a Canadian, whether writing for the movies is as easy as it looks and w hat about those posh Jewish resorts in the Catskills. This is much more than a collection of essays. It is a stimulating and often outrageous look at our many-faceted society by a man who not only says what he thinks but whose thinking is as original as tomorrow, and as full of surprises as a magician's h at. Hunting Tigers Under Glass is Mr. Richler's first collection of occasional pieces. They are reprinted from The New York Review of Books, Commentary, Encounter, Book Week, The New Statesman, London Magazine, Holidayand Maclean's. And, says the author , 'they were all written for my own pl easure.' The reading of them (and the arguing about them afterwards) is certain to be our pleasure too." - front dj flap. "These essays and reports, written over seven years, are knit with three themes: Jewish experience, a concern with literary matters and the changing Canadian scene. More often than not, the themes are entwined, which is only natural. After all, I'm a Jewish writer from Canada . [...] these essays were all written for my own pleasure. And education. If I'm able to communicate just some of my enjoymentof Israel, the Catskills, comic books, Jews in sport, and the Canadian com edy, to readers, then I will count this collection a success." - from the foreword. Contents: O Canada; Expo 67; With the Trail Smoke Eaters in Stockholm [Hockey]; Paper Lion [George Plimpton]; Jews In Sport [Hank Greenberg, Sandy Koufax, &c]; The Great Comic Book Heroes; Writing for the Movies; Norman Mailer; Malamud [Bernard Malamud]; The Catskills; This Year in Jerusalem. Name, else very good in chipped, clipped dustjacket. 30.00


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