"Edson’s vivid portrayal of the urban area, as well as the working class and underclass, creates a vision of Saint John that highlights the discrepancy between the pre-modern idyllic notion of life in Atlantic Canada and the more complicated reality of the region."

-The New Brunswick Literary Encyclopedia

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Dear Mr. Richler...

In 1999, out of frustration I wrote Mordecai Richler and asked if before he got published did he ever feel as though he was doing it all for nothing. This was his response:

Dear Mr. Edson,

I still think all my efforts may be for nothing, so you are off to a good start. Sorry I can't be more helpful.


Mordecai Richler

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