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Incomparable Atuk
     

Incomparable Atuk

by Mordecai Richler
 

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ISBN-10: 0771099738

ISBN-13: 2900771099730

Pub. Date: 10/01/1989

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart Ltd.

Transplanted to Toronto from his native Baffin Island, Atuk the poet is an unlikely overnight success. Eagerly adapting to a society steeped in pretension, bigotry, and greed, Atuk soon abandons the literary life in favour of more lucrative – and hazardous – schemes.

Richler’s hilarious and devastating satire lampoons the self-deceptions of &

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Transplanted to Toronto from his native Baffin Island, Atuk the poet is an unlikely overnight success. Eagerly adapting to a society steeped in pretension, bigotry, and greed, Atuk soon abandons the literary life in favour of more lucrative – and hazardous – schemes.

Richler’s hilarious and devastating satire lampoons the self-deceptions of “the Canadian identity” and derides the hypocrisy of a nation that seeks cultural independence by slavishly pursuing the American dream.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900771099730
Publisher:
McClelland & Stewart Ltd.
Publication date:
10/01/1989
Series:
New Canadian Library Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
192

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