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Richler, Mordecai
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Andre Deutsch Limited.

  • Letter (1954 June 3 or 4), London, England, from Diana Athill, Director, Andre Deutsch Limited, to Mordecai Richler.
  • Typed letter(s) signed by the author discussing Brian Moore's book Judith Hearne.

Box office : [prose].

  • CA ACU SPC F0004-S0004-FL0004
  • File
  • 1968 January 5 - 1968 December 27
  • Part of Michael Cook fonds.

  • File consists of photocopies of M. Cook's column published in the Evening Telegram, St. John's, Nfld., beginning August 9, 1966. The column, a critical look at arts and entertainment was originally published every Tuesday and Friday but became primarily a weekly column in 1970. Columns include book reviews of Pierre Berton's The smug minority (1968 February 13); Irving Layton's The shattered plinths (1968 February 13); Mordecai Richler's Cocksure (1968 March 29) and Hunting tigers under glass (1968 November 8); Jack Sisson's Judge of the far north (1968 April 16); Brian Moore's I am Mary Dunne and Leonard Cohen's Selected poems (1968 June 28); Frank Rasky's The taming of the Canadian west (1968 September 20); Richard Gwyn's Smallwood, the revolutionary (1968 September 27); Farley Mowat's This rock within the sea (1968 October 22); Ernest Buckler's Ox bells and fireflies (1968 November 8); William Manchester's The arms of Krupp (1968 December 10); Paul O'Neill's Spindrift and morning light (1968 December 17). Includes duplicates of many items including original newspaper clippings for 29 items; these clippings are filed with oversize material. Published titles of individual columns, where present, are not indexed.
  • Title Box office was dropped from the column in 1970. See Evening Telegram column for continuation of the column published under M. Cook's byline.

Brief Encounters: Conversations with Celebrities

Box consists of typescript drafts and clippings of published interviews conducted and written by Brian Brennan for the Calgary Herald and compiled into his book Brief Encounters. Interviewees include: Randy Bachman and Robbie Bachman, Long John Baldry, Mario Bernardi, Chuck Berry, Len Cariou, Ann Casson, Nicola Cavendish, Chubby Checker, David Clayton-Thomas, Judy Collins, Robertson Davies, Chris de Burgh, Roy Dotrice, Glenn Ford, John Frankenheimer, Richard Harris, Rompin' Ronnie Hawkins, John Hirsch, Keith Johnstone, Milt Kamen, Debbie Lori Kaye, B.B. King, Cleo Laine, Frankie Laine, Tom Lehrer, Shari Lewis, Sophia Loren, Vera Lynn, Norman Maen, Tommy Maken and Liam Clancy, Al Martino, Paddy Moloney, Brian Moore, Barry Morse, John Mortimer, Anne Murray, Burt Mustin, Michael Nesmith, John Neville, Bob Newhart, Mary O'Hara, Colleen Peterson, Sharon Pollock, Johnnie Ray, Cliff Richard, Mordecai Richler, Kenny Rogers, Jay Silverheels, Elizabeth Taylor, Sylvia Tyson, Leon Uris, Bob Welch, Nancy White, Andy Williams, Emlyn Williams, Tennessee Williams, L.R. (Bunny) Wright, Tammy Wynette. Includes interviews featured in the book and a file of "interviews considered but not featured in book"; interviewees include: Jake Thackray, Barry Manilow, Art Ferrante and Luigi Teicher, George Shearing, Fats Domino, Kenneth Welsh, Louise Page, Don Messer, Shelley Thompson, Gary Burghoff, Stan Rogers, Patrick Crean, Tom Patterson, Laura Vinson, Lisa Dal Bello, Moe Koffman, James Cotton, Erika Ritter, Tony Hancock and Henry Woolf, Ward Cole, Wayne Cochran, Dick Damron, Bob Wills, Alfie Zappacosta, Brian Macdonald, Diane Stapley, Patricia Collins, Martha Reeves and Johnny Paycheck, Al Wilson, Robin Williamson, Bob McBride, Will Millar, Irish Rovers.

Correspondence relating to The second Macmillan anthology between co-editors, J. Metcalf and Leon Rooke, and authors and literary agents.

  • CA ACU SPC F0018-S0012-FL0106
  • File
  • [1987? or 1988?], 1987 September 2 - 1988 September 15
  • Part of John Metcalf fonds.

  • File consists of letters requesting submission of short stories, poetry and prose for publication consideration in anthology; discussing works submitted; relating to selection or rejection of works and permissions to publish; and relating personal news. Includes manuscript of poem A god in the earth by Al Purdy, permissions agreement for publication of Mavis Gallant's stories in The Macmillan anthology 1 and biographical material for some authors submitting work. Some overlap occurs between correspondence relating to The Macmillan anthology 1 and The second Macmillan anthology, and some work is submitted to Leon Rooke and J. Metcalf as former editors of The New Press anthology series.
  • Holograph, signed (some photocopy); typescript, signed; typescript (photocopy); computer printout; printed material.
  • Includes references to the following: The second Macmillan anthology; The Macmillan anthology 1; Carry on bumping; Going down slow; General Ludd; Writers in aspic; What is a Canadian literature? : essay.
  • Anthology co-edited by J. Metcalf and Leon Rooke.


  • File consists of various materials pertaining to Duddy for which Howard Cable was Music Director, Conductor and Vocal Arranger. Includes repository photocopy of original file folder, press release, personnel contact sheets, scene breakdown, production notes, props list, one page of script, calendars, tour schedules, orchestration notes, calculations for musicians' fees, activity reports, actors' budget, and contract with correspondence.
  • Holograph (photocopy); typescript (photocopy); typescript (photocopy) with holograph annotations; holograph.
  • Variant title for this work is The apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz.

General business correspondence

Correspondence with various individuals discussing various works of Glass as well as correspondence with Canada Council concerning grant applications. Includes paper on Glass's work presented by Hetty Clews at the Inter-American Conference of Women Writers in Ottawa, May 1978.

Letters relating to anthology Sixteen by twelve from authors to J. Metcalf.

  • CA ACU SPC F0018-S0012-FL0108
  • File
  • [1969 or 1970], 1969 November 26 - 1971 January 14
  • Part of John Metcalf fonds.

  • File consists of letters and telegram relating to submission of short stories and authors' commentaries for publication in anthology and to permissions to publish, discussing works submitted, mentioning J. Metcalf's introduction for Salutation, and expressing appreciation for unidentified book sent by J. Metcalf to authors, possibly New Canadian writing, 1969. Includes bio-bibliographical information for some authors; correspondence between Ryerson Press, J. Metcalf and Mordecai Richler relating to Ryerson Press's request and M. Richler's refusal to delete passage containing expletives from short story The summer my grandmother was supposed to die; and photocopy of Richler story segment under discussion.
  • Typescript, signed (some photocopy); holograph, signed; printed material (photocopy).
  • Includes references to the following: Sixteen by twelve; The children green and golden; Salutation; New Canadian writing, 1969.

Metcalf, John

  • Interview : Richler.
  • File consists of sound recording of J. Metcalf interviewing Mordecai Richler. Includes discussion of naturalistic novels, satire, black humour, caricature, film, authors influencing M. Richler's literary work, and M. Richler's novels, especially Cocksure.
  • Includes references to the following: Interview : Richler; Black humour : an interview : Mordecai Richler.

Moore, Brian.

  • Letter (1957 January 3), from B. Moore to Mordecai Richler.
  • Typed letter(s) lacking signature (carbon copy) discussing the dispute over Canadian rights with Andre Deutsch and the British reaction to The Feast of Lupercal.
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