Oh Canada! Oh Quebec!: Requiem for a Divided Country

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New York : A.A. Knopf, 1992 - Humor - 277 pages
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A humorous look at Quebec's movement toward independence from Canada, remarking upon the Draconian language laws imposed on English-speaking Quebecois, the economic problems posed by the movement, and the troubles with blind nationalism.

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User Review  - Helen - Goodreads

The situation has changed since the publication of this book but it was interesting to get an overview of the history leading up to the call for referendum in the early 90s. Having studied Quebec ... Read full review

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User Review  - Margarita - Goodreads

A bit of an outdated read at this point, but certainly a good introductory read to the language issue once you weed through Richler's opinions. Read full review

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Section 2
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Section 3
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About the author (1992)

Novelist, journalist and screenwriter Mordecai Richler was born on January 27, 1931 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. He attended Sir George Williams College for two years. He lived in Paris, Spain and England, and while in England worked as a journalist and radio and television scriptwriter. His fourth novel, The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz (1959), was received with far more enthusiasm than previous efforts. He has written a number of screenplays (including Fun with Dick and Jane and the script for The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz). His awards include the Governor-General Awards, the Commonwealth Writer's Prize and the Ruth Schwartz Children's Book Award.

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