The Incomparable Atuk

The Incomparable Atuk

Book - 1989
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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.
Publisher: Toronto : McClelland and Stewart, 1989, c1963.
ISBN: 9780771099731
0771099738
Branch Call Number: RICHL
Characteristics: 183 p. ; 18 cm.

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