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Ravelstein

Author: Saul Bellow
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Fiction
Black humor
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Bellow, Saul.
Ravelstein.
New York : Viking, 2000
(OCoLC)606276834
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Saul Bellow
ISBN: 067084134X 9780670841349 0670891312 9780670891313 0670893722 9780670893720
OCLC Number: 42780381
Description: 233 pages ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Saul Bellow.

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"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."--Jacket.

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