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Herzog
Saul Bellow
0142437298
February 2003
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Book Review
A novel complex, compelling, absurd and realistic, Herzog became a classic almost as soon as it was published in 1964. In it Saul Bellow tells the tale of Moses E. Herzog, a tragically confused intellectual who suffers from the breakup of his second marriage, the general failure of his life and the specter of growing up Jewish in the middle part of the 20th century. He responds to his personal crisis by sending out a series of letters to all kinds of people. The letters in total constitute a thoughtful examination of his own life and that which has occurred around him. What emerges is not always pretty, but serves as gritty foundation for this absorbing novel. --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.

The New York Times Book Review, Julian Moynahan
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The Closing of the American Mind: How Higher Education Has Failed Democracy and Impoverished the Souls of Today's Students
Allan Bloom
0671657151
May 1988
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From Publishers Weekly
This work by a University of Chicago professor was a bestseller in cloth. According to PW, "marred by the author's biases, this jeremiad laments the decay of the humanities, the decline of the family and students' spiritual rootlessness and unconnectedness to traditions." Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From AudioFile
This provocative book by professor Allan Bloom laments the decay of the humanities, the decline of universities, and the spiritual rootlessness and un-connectedness to traditions of today's students. The author's intelligence and passion about his subject are strongly conveyed through Christopher Hurt's lilting reading. Hurt's tenor voice is clear and compelling, and he uses appropriate inflection. Tape markings are good; pace and sound are...


The Adventures of Augie March (Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century)
Saul Bellow
0140281606
February 1999
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From Library Journal
Bellow's 1953 novel is among the first crop in Penguin's new "Great Books of the 20th Century" series, which will see 15 additional volumes published through January 2000. Each is a quality trade-size paperback on heavy, ragged-edged, acid-free paper. Volumes range from Conrad's 1902 Heart of Darkness to Toni Morrison's 1987 Beloved. Prices will run from roughly $10.95 to $14.95. Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc.

Martin Amis
"The Adventures of Augie March is the Great American Novel. Search no further." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Henderson the Rain King
Saul Bellow
0140189424
June 1996
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The Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature
Seriocomic novel by Saul Bellow, published in 1959. The novel examines the midlife crisis of Eugene Henderson, an unhappy millionaire. The story concerns Henderson's search for meaning. A larger-than-life 55-year-old who has accumulated money, position, and a large family, he nonetheless feels unfulfilled. He makes a spiritual journey to Africa, where he draws emotional sustenance from experiences with African tribes. Deciding that his true destiny is as a healer, Henderson returns home, planning to enter medical school. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


Collected Stories
Saul Bellow
0142001643
Oct 2002
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Book Review
Saul Bellow's Collected Stories, handpicked by the author, display the depth of character and acumen of the Nobel laureate's narrative powers. While he has garnered acclaim as a novelist, Bellow's shorter works prove equally strong. Primarily set in a sepia-toned Chicago, characters (mostly men) deal with family issues, desires, memories, and failings--often arriving at humorous if not comic situations. In the process, these quirky and wholly real characters examine human nature.

The narrative is straightforward, with deftly handled shifts in time, and the prose is concise, sometimes pithy, with equal parts humor and grace. In "Looking for Mr. Green," Bellow describes a relief worker sized up by tenants: "They must have realized that he was not a college boy employed afternoons by a bill collector, trying foxily to pass...



Seize the Day
Saul Bellow
0142437611
April 2003
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Book Description
GBF Discussion; Guide online

Introduction by Cynthia Ozick.


The Dean's December
Saul Bellow
0140189130
May 1998
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Mr. Sammler's Planet
Saul Bellow
0142437832
January 2004
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From AudioFile
Seventyish, world-weary, Holocaust survivor, and keen observer of people, Mr. Artur Sammler incisively comments on civilization, the human condition and contemporary culture as he trudges through New York City. Kandinsky's voice is the perfect complement to Bellow's carefully polished words and phrases. He deliciously savors and expands upon every nuance. Kandinsky's repertoire of accents and characterizations is outstanding, and he breaks form only a few times. Brilliant in print, this audio production will entice a new generation to experience the wit and intelligence of a work that has matured like fine wine since its introduction in 1970. E.E.L. An AUDIOFILE Earphones Award winner (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.

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Modern Mind: An Intellectual History of the 20th Century
Peter Watson
0060084383
August 2002
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From Publishers Weekly
Just as the 20th century dawned with an unparalleled optimism regarding the moral, social and scientific progress of humanity, it ended with an unshakeable confidence in the promises of technology and the power of free-market economics to deliver a better life for all humankind. British journalist Watson's (War on the Mind; The Caravaggio Conspiracy; etc.) panoramic survey traces various 20th-century ideas and their power to bend and shape society and individuals. At a frenetic pace, he gallops through the modern intellectual landscape, pausing long enough to graze the founts of philosophy (from Wittgenstein to Richard Rorty to Alasdair MacIntyre), literature (Kafka, Woolf, Mann, Rushdie), literary criticism (F.R. Leavis to Jacques Derrida), art (Picasso to Warhol), economics (Milton Friedman to John Kenneth...


Dangling Man
Saul Bellow
0140189351
Oct 1996
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Humboldt's Gift
Saul Bellow
0140189440
June 1996
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From AudioFile
Bellow's best-seller is the story of the relationship between Charles Citrine, a best-selling author, and his friend Von Humboldt Fleisher, a failed poet. It is not one of Bellow's greatest efforts, but was well-received when published almost twenty years ago. This production is exceedingly well-narrated by Christopher Hurt, whose narrator's voice conveys the various moods of the main character, Charles Citrine, an aging Lothario, battling the aging process and his writer's block. Some production flaws mar the presentation but can't overshadow the fine quality of the narrator's interpretation. E.F. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.

The Merriam-Webster Encyclopedia of Literature
Novel by Saul Bellow, published in...


The Victim
Saul Bellow
0140189386
Mar 1996
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The Adventures of Augie March
Saul Bellow
0140189416
Oct 1996
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From Library Journal
Bellow's 1953 novel is among the first crop in Penguin's new "Great Books of the 20th Century" series, which will see 15 additional volumes published through January 2000. Each is a quality trade-size paperback on heavy, ragged-edged, acid-free paper. Volumes range from Conrad's 1902 Heart of Darkness to Toni Morrison's 1987 Beloved. Prices will run from roughly $10.95 to $14.95. Copyright 1999 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

Martin Amis
"The Adventures of Augie March is the Great American Novel. Search no further." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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The Critical Response to Saul Bellow, Vol. 20
Gerhard Bach (Editor)
0313283702
October 1995
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Review
“Any twentieth-century American literature reference collection should find this a worthwhile purchase. Highly recommended.”–Reference Book review

Book Description
The reviews and essays gathered in this volume bring into focus the different concerns and critical approaches to reading Saul Bellow over the last 50 years. The volume covers Bellow's entire career, from the late 1940s into the 1990s. Representative samples from the earliest responses to the most recent critical assessments allow the reader to view the different phases and approaches to Bellow's art over time.

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Mosby's Memoirs and Other Stories
Saul Bellow
0140189459
June 1996
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Book Description
The only joke in the human comedy is its name. What's funny about people contesting their fate, breaking their teeth on the traps? Saul Bellow is an observer of this spectacle, not disinterested, but not sweated and bloody, either. His characters may contend, the author remains aloof. "A fine collection, deeply moving, written by one of the greatest literary artists that America has produced" says the Louisville Times about this book by the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1976. Stories include "Leaving the Yellow House," "The Old System," "Looking for Mr. Green," "The Gonzaga Manuscripts," "A Father-to-Be" and "Mosby's Memoirs." --This text refers to the Audio Cassette edition.

From the Publisher
7 1.5-hour cassettes --This text refers to the...


Prophets of Recognition: Ideology and the Individual in Novels by Ralph Ellison, Toni Morrison, Saul Bellow and Eudora Welty
Julia Eichelberger
0807125288
September 1999
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