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The adventures of Augie March

Author: Saul Bellow
Publisher: London : Penguin, 2001.
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Augie March is a poor Chicago boy growing up during the Great Depression. A 'born recruit', he latches on to a wild succession of occupations, then proudly rejects each one as too limiting. He goes on to recruit himself to even more outlandish projects, but always ducks out in time to continue improvising his unconventional career.
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Genre/Form: Picaresque literature
Modern fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Saul Bellow
ISBN: 0141184868 9780141184869
OCLC Number: 59529828
Language Note: English.
Notes: Originally published: London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1954.
Description: 560 pages ; 20 cm
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Responsibility: Saul Bellow ; introduction by Christopher Hitchens.

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A penniless and parentless Chicago boy growing up in the Great Depression, Augie March drifts through life latching on to a wild succession of occupations, including butler, thief, dog-washer, sailor  Read more...

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[Bellow s] body of work is more capacious of imagination and language than anyone else s If there s a candidate for the Great American Novel, I think this is it. Salman Rushdie, "The Sunday Times Read more...

 
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