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Canadian Writer Mordecai Richler Discusses the Independence Movement in Quebec.

One of Canada's best-known writers Mordecai Richler. He's a novelist, journalist and screenwriter. His novels include, "The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz," and "Solomon Gursky Was Here." His new book about Quebec's language-obsessed separatist movement is "Oh Canada! Oh Quebec! Requiem for a Divided Country," (by Alfred A. Knopf). In October a referendum will be voted on in Quebec which could create a separate, French-speaking nation. Richler charges that the French-speaking Quebecers constitute a xenophobic group whose movement is tainted by racism and anti-Semitism


Other segments from the episode on June 18, 1992

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, June 18, 1992: Interview with Mordecai Richler; Interview with Lise Bissonnette; Interview with Judith Rodin; Review of the television show "On the Air."


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