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incomparable Atuk.

by Mordecai Richler

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Published by A. Deutsch in [London] .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Pagination191 p. ;
Number of Pages191
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21200816M

  Author Mordecai Richler: The Incomparable Atuk is a bad Canadian book that shows how Richler became a great Canadian writer. Barrie Davis/The Globe and Mail.   I read one star reviews on Goodreads of my favourite books. Whyyyyyyyy did I do this to myself? Okay so a lot of this was torture but some of it was quite funny too! BOOKS MENTIONED Pride and.

The Incomparable Atuk, a “Canadianized” version of the American novel, is something more than the slight topical satire that its few critics have postulated. 1 The book, in its way, is a devastating critique of both the “American Dream” of materialistic success and the “Americanizing” of Canada. The “American Dream” becomes the. 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 .

  In , Canadian author Mordecai Richler penned the novel “The Incomparable Atuk.” The book is the story of a Canadian Inuit who finds himself in a strange world, the big city of Toronto. Thinking that the book could be turned into a good comedy film, screenwriter Tod Carroll wrote a script, changing Atuk to a native Alaskan and the big city to NYC. 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.


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The Incomparable Atuk is showing it's age but it's a good satire. An Inuit moves to Toronto and the whole fish out of water displacement follows with the artists and high society types.

Largely a statement about the silliness of media and the dichotomous psyche of Toronto, (alternately bravado and fragility) this book has a lot to say about /5.

The Incomparable Atuk is a satirical novel by Incomparable Atuk. book author Mordecai Richler. It was first published inby McClelland and novel was published as Stick Your Neck Out in the United States.

The Incomparable Atuk tells the story of a Canadian Inuit who is transplanted to Toronto, and who quickly adopts the greed and pretensions of the big : Mordechai Richler. Atuk, a native or Eskimo as described in the book, is used as a metaphor for life in the materialistic urban world.

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Genre/Form: Fiction: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Richler, Mordecai, Incomparable Atuk. Toronto: McClelland and Stewart,c Atuk was a script for a movie based on an old novel from the 60's but where does the curse come in.

It is said every actor who read the script has died. Atuk is most famous for supposedly being cursed and, according to legend, responsible for the deaths of several major comedic actors in the s and s.

The 'Atuk Curse' has become one of the better known urban legends of. Mordecai Richler's characteristic wit pleases once again with his fifth novel, THE INCOMPARABLE ATUK. ATUK is delightfully funny and intelligently satiric. The book satirizes Canadian cultural "super-nationalism," but it the more widespread themes of identity, corruption, and reverse discrimination are also explored/5(9).

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Richler was a master at holding a mirror up to Canadian society and exposing our foibles with hilarious and biting satire. Carroll, who penned the movie “Clean and Sober,” based “Atuk” on Canadian author Mordecai Richler’s book, “The Incomparable Atuk,” a satire about an Eskimo on his first trip out.

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