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You don't read Mordecai Richler quickly - not if you want to enjoy the flavour of his bitter, self-aware, often politically incorrect wit. Barney Panofsky, our narrator, adds another level of self-awareness to the voice, for his memory is fading, and this is both demonstrated and discoursed upon thr...
Herr Bambinger: A refugee proves to be an aggravating and judgemental man of mystery. William Roberts reads Mordecai Richler's short tale set in Montreal WWIIhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b018sxnf/Mordecai_Richler_Herr_Bambinger/
[These notes were made in 1983:]. Richler gives us a jigsaw-puzzle - bits of a man's life out of time-sequence, but identifiable because of certain themes or circumstances, all eventually accumulating into the answer for the problem posed by the beginning (which is, of course, the end of the story):...