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The Cambridge companion to Saul Bellow

Author: Victoria Aarons
Publisher: West Nyack : Cambridge University Press, 2016.
Series: Cambridge companions to literature.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Saul Bellow is one of the most influential figures in 20th century American Literature. Bellow's work explores the most important cultural and social experiences of his era: the impact of the Holocaust, the urban experience of European immigrants from a Jewish perspective, the fraught failures of the Vietnam War, the ideological seduction of Marxism and Modernism, and changing attitudes between gender and race.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Aarons, Victoria.
Cambridge Companion to Saul Bellow.
West Nyack : Cambridge University Press, ©2016
Named Person: Saul Bellow; Saul Bellow; Saul Bellow
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Victoria Aarons
ISBN: 9781316266175 1316266176
OCLC Number: 963666741
Description: 1 online resource (224 pages).
Contents: Introduction : Saul Bellow in his times / Victoria Aarons --
Bellow's early fiction and the making of the Bellovian protagonist / Philippe Codde --
Seize the day : Bellow's novel of existential crisis / Hilene Flanzbaum --
Bellow's breakthrough : The adventures of Augie March and the novel of voice / Steven G. Kellman --
Bellow's cityscapes : Chicago and New York / Gustavo Sánchez Canales --
Bellow and the Holocaust / Victoria Aarons --
Humboldt's gift and Bellow's intellectual protagonists / S. Lillian Kremer --
On being a Jewish writer : Bellow's post-war American and the American Jewish diaspora / Alan L. Berger --
Bellow and his literary contemporaries / Timothy Parrish --
Women and gender in Bellow's fiction : Herzog / Paule Lévy --
Race and cultural politics in Bellow's fiction / Martín Urdiales-Shaw --
Bellow on Israel : To Jerusalem and back / Leona Toker --
Bellow's non-fiction : It all adds up / Sukhbir Singh --
Bellow's short fiction / David Brauner --
The late Bellow : Ravelstein and the novel of ideas / Leah Garrett.
Series Title: Cambridge companions to literature.
Responsibility: edited by Victoria Aarons.

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This book demonstrates the complexity of Bellow's work by emphasizing the ways in which it reflects the changing conditions of American identity.  Read more...

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'A wonderful characteristic of this volume is that one can often 'hear' Bellow himself in dialogue with his critics and readers.' CHOICE

 
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