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The Resource Barney's version : a novel, Mordecai Richler

Barney's version : a novel, Mordecai Richler

Label
Barney's version : a novel
Title
Barney's version
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Mordecai Richler
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Barney Panofsky smokes too many cigars, drinks too much whiskey, and is obsessed with two things: the Montreal Canadiens hockey team and his ex-wife Miriam. An acquaintance from his youthful years in Paris, Terry McIver, is about to publish his autobiography. In its pages he accuses Barney of an assortment of sins, including murder. It's time, Barney decides, to present the world with his own version of events. Barney's Version is his memoir, a rambling, digressive rant, full of revisions and factual errors (corrected in footnotes written by his son) and enough insults for everyone, particularly vegetarians and Quebec separatists. But Barney does get around to telling his life story, a desperately funny but sad series of bungled relationships. His first wife, an artist and poet, commits suicide and becomes--a la Sylvia Plath--a feminist icon, and Barney is widely reviled for goading her toward death, if not actually murdering her. He marries the second Mrs. Panofsky, whom he calls a "Jewish-Canadian Princess," as an antidote to the first; it turns out to be a horrible mistake. The third, "Miriam, my heart's desire," is quite possibly his soul mate, but Barney botches this one, too. It's painful to watch him ruin everything, and even more painful to bear witness to his deteriorating memory. The mystery at the heart of Barney's story--did he or did he not kill his friend Boogie?
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1931-2001
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Richler, Mordecai
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9199.3.R5
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Murder
  • Man-woman relationships
Label
Barney's version : a novel, Mordecai Richler
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Vintage Books edition.
Extent
417 pages
Isbn
9780307476883
Lccn
2010006313
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Barney's version : a novel, Mordecai Richler
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First Vintage Books edition.
Extent
417 pages
Isbn
9780307476883
Lccn
2010006313
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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