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Novels, 1956-1964

Author: Saul Bellow
Publisher: New York : Library of America : Distributed to the trade in the United States by Penguin Putnam, ©2007.
Series: Library of America, 169.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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. 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Juvenile works
Fables
Humorous fiction
Psychological fiction
Short stories
Juvenile fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bellow, Saul.
Novels, 1956-1964.
New York : Library of America : Distributed to the trade in the United States by Penguin Putnam, ©2007
(OCoLC)608378606
Online version:
Bellow, Saul.
Novels, 1956-1964.
New York : Library of America : Distributed to the trade in the United States by Penguin Putnam, ©2007
(OCoLC)609358915
Material Type: Fiction, Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Saul Bellow
ISBN: 159853002X 9781598530025
OCLC Number: 70660327
Description: 794 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: Seize the day --
Henderson the rain king --
Herzog.
Series Title: Library of America, 169.
Other Titles: Seize the day.
Henderson the rain king.
Herzog.
Novels.
Responsibility: Saul Bellow.

Abstract:

"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. 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 psychological portraiture of Seize the Day is followed by an altogether different book, Henderson the Rain King, the ebullient tale of the irresistible eccentric Eugene Henderson, best characterized by his primal mantra "I want! I want!" Beneath the novel's comic surface lies an affecting parable of one man's quest to know himself and come to terms with morality; like Don Quixote, Henderson is, as Bellow later described him, "an absurd seeker of high qualities."" "Henderson's irrepressible vitality is matched by that of Moses Herzog, the eponymous hero of Bellow's best-selling 1964 novel. His wife having abandoned him for his best friend, Herzog is on the verge of mental collapse and has embarked on a furious letter-writing campaign as an outlet for his all-consuming rage. Bellow's bravura performance in Herzog launched a new phase of his career, as literary acclaim was now joined by a receptive mass audience in America."--Jacket.

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