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Saul Bellow

Novels, 1956-1964 - Seize the Day; Henderson the Rain King; Herzog

Saul Bellow( )
Editor: Wood, James
Author: Bellow, Saul
Series title:Library of America Saul Bellow Edition Ser.
ISBN:978-1-59853-002-5
Publication Date:Jan 2007
Publisher:Library of America, The
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $35.00
Book Description:

Passionate, insightful, often funny, and exhibiting a linguistic richness few writers have equaled, the novels of Saul Bellow are among the defining achievements of postwar American literature. The Library of America volume Novels 1956-1964 opens with Seize the Day, a tightly wrought novella that, unfolding over the course of a single devastating day, explores the desperate predicament of the failed actor and salesman Tommy Wilhelm. The austere...
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Book Details
Pages:800
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Literary
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.16 x 8.13 x 1.3 Inches
Book Weight:1.51 Pounds
Author Biography
Bellow, Saul (Editor)
Saul Bellow was born in Lachine, Quebec, Canada on June 10, 1915. He attended the University of Chicago, received a Bachelor's degree in sociology and anthropology from Northwestern University in 1937, and did graduate work at the University of Wisconsin. He taught at several universities including the University of Minnesota, Princeton University, the University of Chicago, New York University, and Boston University.

His first novel, Dangling Man, was published in 1944. His other works include The Victim, Seize the Day, Henderson the Rain King, Mosby's Memoirs and Other Stories, To Jerusalem and Back: A Personal Account, Him with His Foot in His Mouth and Other Stories, More Die of Heartbreak, and Something to Remember Me By. He received numerous awards including the 1975 Pulitzer Prize for Humboldt's Gift, the 1976 Nobel Prize in Literature, and three National Book Awards for fiction for The Adventures of Augie March in 1954, Herzog in 1964, and Mr. Sammler's Planet in 1970. Also a playwright, he wrote The Last Analysis and three short plays, collectively entitled Under the Weather, which were produced on Broadway in 1966. He died on April 5, 2005.

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