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The Resource Novels, 1956-1964, Saul Bellow

Novels, 1956-1964, Saul Bellow

Label
Novels, 1956-1964
Title
Novels, 1956-1964
Statement of responsibility
Saul Bellow
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From the publisher. 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
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Cataloging source
  • DLC
  • DLC
Dewey number
813/.52
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Library of America
Series volume
169
Label
Novels, 1956-1964, Saul Bellow
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Seize the day
  • Henderson the rain king
  • Herzog
Control code
sky204147623
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
794 pages
Isbn
9781598530025
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2006046687
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781598530025
System control number
(OCoLC)70660327
Label
Novels, 1956-1964, Saul Bellow
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Seize the day
  • Henderson the rain king
  • Herzog
Control code
sky204147623
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
794 pages
Isbn
9781598530025
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2006046687
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
9781598530025
System control number
(OCoLC)70660327

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