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Beverly Akerman's Writings

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Jan.05.2011
The Rover
Early reviews of Barney’s Version (the film) prepared me for the book’s most amusing attributes – its skewering of Quebec nationalist politics and Canadian cultural nationalism – having been left on the cutting room floor. After all, converting a 417-page account of one man’s life into a two-hour film demands some streamlining. But there’s streamlining and...
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Jan.05.2011
The Rover
The first novel by Mordecai Richler I read was Son of a Smaller Hero in the late ’70s. I was a McGill undergrad in an intro to CanLit class taught by a Caribbean member of the professoriate, the punchline to the course being: there’s no such thing as Canadian literature because lit-rah-chure is universal, don’t you know?! Though set in the same Mile End...
Short Story
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Jan.05.2011
PIE
Gemini Magazine
Some folks say your hands can tell the story of your life. Well, my hands cain’t talk, but they’ve made so many pies, I bet they could do it themselves if you cut ‘em off and gave ‘em the right ingredients, I sure do. ‘Course, I ain’t made pie in going on forty years now. But for me, pie’s like ridin’ a bike: it’s something I’ll never forget. It’s the...