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Street, the (1969) [Collection]
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Summary (From the publisher):

In this beguiling collection of short stories and memoirs, first published in 1969, Mordecai Richler looks back on his childhood in Montreal, recapturing the lively panorama of St. Urbain Street: the refugees from Europe with their unexpected sophistication and snobbery; the catastrophic day when there was an article about St. Urbain Street in Time; Tansky’s Cigar and Soda with its “beat-up brown phonebooth” used for “private calls”; and tips on sex from Duddy Kravitz.

Overflowing with humour, nostalgia, and wisdom, The Street is a brilliant introduction to Richler’s lifelong love-affair with St. Urbain Street and its inhabitants.


  • Introduction by Mordecai Richler (1984)
  • Going Home Again
  • The Street
  • The Summer My Grandmother Was Supposed to Die
  • The Red Menace
  • The Main
  • Pinky's Squealer
  • Bambinger
  • Benny, the War in Europe, and Myerson's Daughter Bella
  • Making It with the Chicks
  • Some Grist for Mervyn's Mill
  • The War, Chaverim, and After

Original title: The Street
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionHumorSatire
FictionGeneral FictionLiterary Fiction/classics

The following works are contained within this one:
     Pinky's Squealer (1955) [Short Story]
      Author: Mordecai Richler
     Benny, The War in Europe and Myerson’s Daughter Bella (1957) [Short Story]
      Author: Mordecai Richler
     Going Home Again (1969) [Short Story]
      Author: Mordecai Richler

Edition #1: The Street

The Street (1969)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Introduction by: Mordecai Richler
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The Street (May 15, 2002)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Toronto
Publisher: New Canadian Library
ISBN: 9780771034770
Pages: 152
Notes (IBList user synopsis): Afterword by William Weintraub

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The Street (October 25, 2001)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Canada
ISBN: 9780143012450
Pages: 176

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The Street (April 3, 1985)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Markham, Ontario
Publisher: Penguin Canada
ISBN: 0140076662
Pages: 162
Notes (IBList user synopsis):
Cover art: The Live Poultry Seller, by Miyuki Tanobe (1976)

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The Street (February 1977)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 9780140044188
Pages: 128

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