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There is simply too much to think about : collected nonfiction

Author: Saul Bellow; Benjamin Taylor
Publisher: New York : Viking, [2015]
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"A sweeping collection and a tribute to one of the most influential, daring, and visionary minds of the twentieth century The year 2015 marks several literary milestones: the centennial of Saul Bellow's birth, the tenth anniversary of his death, and the publication of Zachary Leader's much anticipated biography. Bellow, a Nobel Laureate, Pulitzer Prize winner, and the only novelist to receive three National Book  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Essays
Literary collections
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Saul Bellow; Benjamin Taylor
ISBN: 9780670016693 0670016691
OCLC Number: 881888129
Language Note: Text in English.
Description: ix, 532 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue: Starting out in Chicago. The Fifties and before. Spanish letter --
Illinois journey --
The University as villain --
The sharp edge of life --
Laughter in the ghetto: on Sholom Aleichem --
Dreiser and the triumph of art --
Hemingway and the image of man --
Man underground: on Ralph Ellison --
The 1,001 afternoons of Ben Hecht --
The swamp of prosperity: on Philip Roth --
The writer and the audience --
Distractions of a fiction writer --
Deep readers of the world, beware! --
A talk with the yellow kid --
The Sixties. The sealed treasure --
On Jewish storytelling --
Up from the pushcart: on Abraham Cahan --
Where do we go from here? The future of fiction --
At the movies --
On Shakespeare's sonnets --
The writer as moralist --
Beatrice Webb's America --
Recent fiction: a tour of inspection --
Barefoot boy: on Yevgeny Yevtushenko --
My man Bummidge --
The thinking man's waste land --
Cloister culture --
Israel: the six-day war --
Skepticism and the depth of life --
The Seventies. On America: remarks at the U.S. Cultural Center in Tel Aviv --
New York: world-famous impossibility --
Machines and storybooks. Literature in the age of technology --
A world too much with us --
An interview with myself --
The Nobel lecture --
American who are also Jews: upon receiving the Democratic Legacy Award of the Anti-Defamation League --
The day they signed the treaty --
The Eighties. In the days of Mr. Roosevelt --
Reflections on Alexis de Tocqueville: a seminar at the University of Chicago --
My Paris --
Foreword to 'The revolt of the Masses' by José Ortega y Gasset --
The civilized barbarian reader --
A Jewish writer in America: a lecture --
Chicago: the city that was, the city that is --
The Nineties and after. There is simply too much to think about --
Writers, intellectuals, politics: mainly reminiscence --
Papuans and Zulus --
Alone in mixed company --
Ralph Ellison in Tivoli --
Literature: the next chapter --
Wit irony fun games --
Vermont: the good place --
Winter in Tuscany --
Before I go away: a words and images interview with Norman Manea --
"I got a scheme!": with Philip Roth --
Coda: Why not?
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: Saul Bellow ; edited by Benjamin Taylor.
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"A sweeping collection and a tribute to one of the most influential, daring, and visionary minds of the twentieth century The year 2015 marks several literary milestones: the centennial of Saul Bellow's birth, the tenth anniversary of his death, and the publication of Zachary Leader's much anticipated biography. Bellow, a Nobel Laureate, Pulitzer Prize winner, and the only novelist to receive three National Book awards, has long been regarded as one of America's most cherished authors. Here, Benjamin Taylor, editor of the acclaimed Saul Bellow: Letters, presents lesser-known aspects of the iconic writer. Arranged chronologically, this literary time capsule displays the full extent of Bellow's nonfiction, including criticism, interviews, speeches, and other reflections, tracing his career from his initial success as a novelist until the end of his life. Bringing together six classic pieces with an abundance of previously uncollected material, There Is Simply Too Much to Think About is a powerful reminder not only of Bellow's genius but also of his enduring place in the western canon and is sure to be widely reviewed and talked about for years to come"--

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