Most widely held works about Saul Bellow
Most widely held works by Saul Bellow
Herzog by Saul Bellow ( Book )
403 editions published between 1961 and 2010 in 31 languages and held by 4,438 libraries worldwide
A multifaceted portrait of a modern-day hero, a man struggling with the complexity of existence and longing for redemption.
Humboldt's gift by Saul Bellow ( Book )
142 editions published between 1973 and 2011 in 20 languages and held by 3,939 libraries worldwide
Charlie Citrine, suffering from steadily worsening troubles with women, career, and life in general, receives unexpected aid and comfort in the form of a belated bequest from his onetime friend and mentor, the poet Von Humboldt Fleisher.
The adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow ( Book )
208 editions published between 1949 and 2010 in 18 languages and held by 3,917 libraries worldwide
"With a rare blend of naive and sophisticated candor the hero, Augie March, described as a "runner after good things, servant of love, embarker on schemes, recruit of sublime ideas and good-time Charlie" takes the reader with him on his "campaign after a worthwhile fate." A picaresque twentieth-century adventure tale with an amazingly real assortment of characters, a vast number of episodes ranging in location from Chicago to Mexico, to shipwreck at sea, and finally to Europe, and an original, deceptively simple style of writing. Since, with his uninhibited zest for life, Augie embarks upon and describes numerous unconventional ethical and moral enterprises, the book is definitely for mature readers." -- Booklist Review.
Mr. Sammler's planet by Saul Bellow ( Book )
165 editions published between 1964 and 2010 in 18 languages and held by 3,631 libraries worldwide
"Sammler, a New Yorker in his seventies, a refugee from Nazism, a thinker of complex thoughts, a touchstone around whom a heterogeneous group revolves, is not simply the protagonist but the prime mover of a many-sided novel held together by the centripetal force of his presence. The counterpoint of personalities, subplots, and incidents constitutes a tragi-comic commentary on twentieth-century urban life but it is Sammler's considered reflections on that life that dominate a novel which, most movingly, asks basic questions about how we live and what we live for at this chaotic point in history. Portions of the novel first appeared in the Atlantic." -- Booklist Review.
Henderson, the rain king; a novel by Saul Bellow ( Book )
196 editions published between 1958 and 2010 in 24 languages and held by 3,464 libraries worldwide
The spirited adventures of an eccentric American millionaire who finds a home in deepest Africa.
The dean's December : a novel by Saul Bellow ( Book )
102 editions published between 1980 and 2008 in 20 languages and held by 3,353 libraries worldwide
Albert Corde, newspaperman turned academic, accompanies his wife to visit her dying mother in Bucharest. At home in Chicago, his magazine articles and involvement in a student murder scandal have him in the middle of a raging controversy.
More die of heartbreak by Saul Bellow ( Book )
84 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in 17 languages and held by 3,254 libraries worldwide
Kenneth Trachtenberg, the witty and eccentric narrator of More Die of Heartbreak, has left his native Paris for the Midwest. He has come to be near his beloved uncle, the world-renowned botanist Benn Crader, self-described "plant visionary." While his studies take him around the world, Benn, a restless spirit, has not been able to satisfy his longings after his first marriage and lives from affair to affair and from "bliss to breakdown." Imagining that a settled existence will end his anguish, Benn ties the knot again, opening the door to a flood of new torments. As Kenneth grapples with his own problems involving his unusual lady-friend Treckie, the two men try to figure out why gifted and intelligent people invariably find themselves "knee-deep in the garbage of a personal life."
Seize the day by Saul Bellow ( Book )
210 editions published between 1951 and 2011 in 28 languages and held by 3,012 libraries worldwide
The story of Tommy Wilhelm, an honest, hard-working man who has lost his job, his girlfriend, and part of his sanity as he heads to New York to pick up the pieces of his life.
To Jerusalem and back : a personal account by Saul Bellow ( Book )
109 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 2,749 libraries worldwide
A visit to Israel is used to discuss the question of what it means ot be Jewish in the 20th century.
Ravelstein by Saul Bellow ( Book )
68 editions published between 2000 and 2009 in 18 languages and held by 2,729 libraries worldwide
"Abe Ravelstein is a brilliant professor at a prominent midwestern university and a man who glories in training the movers and shakers of the political world. He has lived grandly and ferociously - and much beyond his means. His close friend Chick has suggested that he put forth a book of his convictions about the ideas which sustain humankind, or kill it, and much to Ravelstein's surprise he does and becomes a millionaire. Ravelstein suggests in turn that Chick write a memoir or life of him, and during the course of a celebratory trip to Paris the two share thoughts on mortality, philosophy and history, loves and friends, old and new, and vaudeville routines from the remote past. The mood turns more somber once they have returned to the Midwest and Ravelstein succumbs to AIDS, and as Chick himself nearly dies."--BOOK JACKET.
Him with his foot in his mouth and other stories by Saul Bellow ( Book )
49 editions published between 1984 and 1998 in 11 languages and held by 2,664 libraries worldwide
Him with his foot in his mouth--What kind of day did you have?--Zetland: by a character witness--A silver dish-Cousins.
Dangling man by Saul Bellow ( Book )
142 editions published between 1944 and 2012 in 12 languages and held by 2,347 libraries worldwide
A would-be intellectual, drafted by the Army in World War II, isolates himself while awaiting the call to report for induction.
Mosby's memoirs and other stories by Saul Bellow ( Book )
81 editions published between 1968 and 2002 in 12 languages and held by 2,202 libraries worldwide
Reading of Saul Bellow's Mosby's memoirs and other stories.
The victim by Saul Bellow ( Book )
121 editions published between 1947 and 2012 in 13 languages and held by 2,147 libraries worldwide
Story of a touchy Jew accused by a fantastic Gentile of having ruined him.
The actual by Saul Bellow ( Book )
47 editions published between 1997 and 2009 in 15 languages and held by 2,081 libraries worldwide
A witty tale of love in what the novel's protagonist describes is the late phase of his maturity. He is Harry Trellman, an expatriate businessman who returns to Chicago dreaming of his high school sweetheart, the only woman he ever loved but who married another. Fate is kind, the woman is available and Trellman begins recovering his lost youth.
A theft by Saul Bellow ( Book )
42 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in 16 languages and held by 1,971 libraries worldwide
Clara Velde, a corporate executive specializing in women's fashions, cherishes a ring given to her years before by a high powered Washington figure. The ring is lost and she attempts to recover it.
The bellarosa connection by Saul Bellow ( Book )
44 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in 15 languages and held by 1,828 libraries worldwide
Broadway producer Billy Rose refuses to see Harry, an immigrant he helped rescue, which forces Harry's wife to confront Rose.
It all adds up : from the dim past to the uncertain future : a nonfiction collection by Saul Bellow ( Book )
13 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in English and held by 1,521 libraries worldwide
"Saul Bellow's fiction, honored by a Nobel Prize and a Pulitzer, among other awards, has made him a literary giant. Now, in his first nonfiction collection, Bellow's learned and original mind shines through over four decades of reflections on literature, on the state of the artist in the "violent uproar" of contemporary life, and on life itself, "the mysteries of our common human nature."" "Beginning with "Mozart: An Overture," a personal bicentennial tribute to the composer who means so much to Bellow, these carefully selected pieces, illuminated by Bellow's absolute clarity of language, range from his Nobel Prize lecture of 1976 to ruminations about his beloved city of Chicago, a city, Bellow writes, that "builds itself up, knocks itself down again, scrapes away the rubble, and starts over"; to remembrances of passing friends - John Cheever, Allan Bloom, Isaac Rosenfeld, John Berryman; to the state of the novel in our time. Along the way, he invokes Tolstoy, Dostoyevsky, Flaubert, Proust, Conrad, and other masters of the novel to bear the testament of his own life, his conviction of what the novel as a work of art can do for a society benumbed by technology." "Also included in this rich collection are pastoral, provocative travel pieces on Spain, Israel, Paris, Tuscany, and other special haunts. And finally, as the chef d'oeuvre, the revealing question-and-answer piece comprising "A Half Life," and "A Second Half Life," which is as close as we will come to an autobiography from this contemporary master of American fiction."--BOOK JACKET.
Collected stories by Saul Bellow ( Book )
24 editions published between 2001 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 1,514 libraries worldwide
Collects stories featuring such characters as art critic Victor Wulpy, cheeerful and tragic Hattie Waggoner, and death-bed witness Dr. Braun.
Novels, 1944-1953 : Dangling man ; The victim ; The adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow ( Book )
9 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,295 libraries worldwide
Celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of "The Adventures of Augie March," and reflects the mid-twentieth-century's psychological turmoil from more inhibited times in a volume that also includes "The Victim" and "Dangling Man."
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Bellou, Sol 1915-2005
Bellou, Soul 1915-2005
Bellows, Solomon, 1915-2005
Belo, Sol 1915-2005
Pei-lou, So-erh 1915-2005
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