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The Resource Barney's version, Mordecai Richler ; with footnotes and an afterword by Michael Panofsky

Barney's version, Mordecai Richler ; with footnotes and an afterword by Michael Panofsky

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Barney's version
Title
Barney's version
Statement of responsibility
Mordecai Richler ; with footnotes and an afterword by Michael Panofsky
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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?
Cataloging source
AU@
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1931-2001
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Richler, Mordecai
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Murder
  • Man-woman relationships
Target audience
adult
Label
Barney's version, Mordecai Richler ; with footnotes and an afterword by Michael Panofsky
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ocn711720097
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
407 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780099554462
Isbn Type
(pbk)
System control number
(OCoLC)711720097
Label
Barney's version, Mordecai Richler ; with footnotes and an afterword by Michael Panofsky
Publication
Control code
ocn711720097
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
407 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780099554462
Isbn Type
(pbk)
System control number
(OCoLC)711720097

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