Writing the Triple Whammy: Canadian-Jewish-Québécois Identity, the Comedy of Self-Deprecation, and the Triumph of Duddy Kravitz

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Title
Writing the Triple Whammy: Canadian-Jewish-Québécois Identity, the Comedy of Self-Deprecation, and the Triumph of Duddy Kravitz
Abstract
An examination of how Mordecai Richler used his "triple whammy" curse -- a member of a despised minority, living in a province alienated from and marginalized by a dominant national culture, and in a country forever looking enviously and anxiously at its more illustrious and powerful neighbour -- to his advantage. The author argues that Richler used his status as a member of three different stigmatized groups for the self-deprecating humour that characterizes his writing.
Publication
Canadian Literature
Volume
No. 207
Pages
76-88
Date
Winter 2010
Language
en
Citation
Brauner, David. “Writing the Triple Whammy: Canadian-Jewish-Québécois Identity, the Comedy of Self-Deprecation, and the Triumph of Duddy Kravitz.” Canadian Literature No. 207 (Winter 2010): 76–88.
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