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L'apprendistato di Duddy Kravitz (1959)

di Mordecai Richler

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"The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz" is the novel that established Mordecai Richler as one of the world's best comic writers. Growing up in the heart of Montreal's Jewish ghetto, Duddy Kravitz is obsessed with his grandfather's saying, "A man without land is nothing." In his relentless pursuit of property and his drive to become a somebody, he will wheel and deal, he will swindle and forge, he will even try making movies. And in spite of the setbacks he suffers, the sacrifices he must make along the way, Duddy never loses faith that his dream is worth the price he must pay. This blistering satire traces the eventful coming-of-age of a cynical dreamer. Amoral, inventive, ruthless, and scheming, Duddy Kravitz is one of the most magnetic anti-heroes in literature, a man who learns the hard way that dreams are never exactly what they seem, even when they do come true. "From the Trade Paperback edition."… (altro)
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A memorable character study set in a time and a place - Montreal of the 1950s - but revealing of ambitious individuals of all times. ( )
  sfj2 | Mar 13, 2022 |
Duddy Kravitz, is a motherless boy, on his own in the world of the Jewish community of 1950's Montreal. And that is the best that can be said of him. Highly energetic, and wonderfully manipulative, Duddy achieves a goal he thinks will place him in his family's bosom. No such luck! But we are left with a wonderfully realised portrait, of a very unlikeable man. ( )
  DinadansFriend | Sep 7, 2019 |
Of course there is the movie, introducing Richard Dryfuss. I recalled scenes from it, but the novel is much more than the movie. Duddy is desperate to get ahead, to get noticed, to get approved of, and he hustles with such determination that at times I felt exhausted by his juggling act. While we watch him, we see the small, tight community of Montreal Jews after WWII, where everyone knows everyone and the local heroes are not always admirable. Duddy's hunger to be somebody and his ties to his family drive the story.

Richler doesn't leave out humor. Some of the episodes are screamingly funny. But this is not a satire; it's a portrait of a boy, a community, and a specific time. Excellent. ( )
  ffortsa | May 4, 2018 |
A very entertaining story about the adventurous undertakings of Duddy, trying to become someone in life, to acquire land. A rollercoaster ride of business deals, failures, accidents, pure luck events. What to think of a guy like Duddy? Immoral sometimes, perseverant, mad, sentimental. This book is a lovely potpourri. It just ends to abruptly, as you would like to hear about Duddy's future projects. ( )
  stef7sa | Jan 5, 2017 |
Review: The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz by Mordecai Richler. A well written book. A story of a young boy with a behavior problem that led him down a path of crude behavior, dishonesty, corruptive habits, and self-egotism. He was led to believe by his grandfather that to be a “Man” you must own land. Being obsessed with this goal he unconscientiously (thought no wrong done) stepped on anyone who got in his way.

By the time he reached twenty his learned behavior was out of control. He was always on the go from one con to another to get what he wanted. He had a bad attitude that switched on and off like a light bulb. He lived on his conniving habits day after day. He made friends and lost friends because he always put himself first. The only two caring friends that stayed fairly close to Duddy was Yvette and Virgil. Yvette saw through Duddy but she still stuck around him to help him with his business. Duddy treated her like dirt and didn’t really want to be seen with her in public. Virgil was another story. He believed in Duddly all the way. He thought Duddy was number one in his book even after his accident. He never placed the blame on Duddy.

At times there seem to be a chance Duddy was improving his character. However, in a flash his mind turned off to everyone but himself and his goal. Duddy finally sank to the bottom of the barrel. He stole money from Virgil the sweetest guy who would never hurt a fly. At that point I think Duddy had no conscience at all. The only feelings he had was for himself.

Well, Duddy got what he wanted but he paid a high price to get it. He lost his two great companions and his grandfather’s trusting relationship. At the end I don’t think Duddy sincerely felt any guilt or shame. I don’t think he knew how…..

I feel like he was in and out of some kind of manic state. Nothing of mental health was ever brought up in the book. Even as I read my mind was switching back and forth whether or not I like him. Duddy kept my heart pumping at a fast pace while reading just to keep up with him and his behavior. I thought the book was a good read and a fast rush……
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  Juan-banjo | May 31, 2016 |
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Nome dell'autoreRuoloTipo di autoreOpera?Stato
Mordecai Richlerautore primariotutte le edizionicalcolato
Bevan, AllanIntroduzioneautore secondarioalcune edizioniconfermato
Carpenter, DavidPostfazioneautore secondarioalcune edizioniconfermato
Helmond, Joop vanTraduttoreautore secondarioalcune edizioniconfermato
Kopel, JoannaTraduttoreautore secondarioalcune edizioniconfermato
Macdonald, AnnPrefazioneautore secondarioalcune edizioniconfermato
Morawetz, SilviaTraduttoreautore secondarioalcune edizioniconfermato
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"The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz" is the novel that established Mordecai Richler as one of the world's best comic writers. Growing up in the heart of Montreal's Jewish ghetto, Duddy Kravitz is obsessed with his grandfather's saying, "A man without land is nothing." In his relentless pursuit of property and his drive to become a somebody, he will wheel and deal, he will swindle and forge, he will even try making movies. And in spite of the setbacks he suffers, the sacrifices he must make along the way, Duddy never loses faith that his dream is worth the price he must pay. This blistering satire traces the eventful coming-of-age of a cynical dreamer. Amoral, inventive, ruthless, and scheming, Duddy Kravitz is one of the most magnetic anti-heroes in literature, a man who learns the hard way that dreams are never exactly what they seem, even when they do come true. "From the Trade Paperback edition."

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