Saul Bellow

Saul Bellow

Book - 1992
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"Saul Bellow is the most important American novelist of the post-war years. The body of his work, which now spans a period of some 50 years, offers a penetrating account of the history of the second half of the twentieth century, for Bellow is not only a creator of compelling fictions, but also a leading commentator on the current state of civilization, constantly engaged with the issues of the moment. He is a writer of great comic vision who can gaze without flinching at the horrors that the modern world has inflicted upon itself. His novels of the plight of Western man, a displaced spirit in a world of crushing materialism, won him the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1976." "In the present study, which provides a clear and comprehensive introduction to Bellow's fiction, Peter Hyland gives a brief survey of the novelist's life and career, followed by a chronological account of all his novels; in a separate chapter he considers the most significant of Bellow's short stories. The reader will find here a stimulating guide to Bellow's work and its place in the development of modern literature and ideas."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, c1992
ISBN: 9780312075989
Branch Call Number: 813 B44 Zh
Characteristics: ix, 140 p. ; 23 cm


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