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Mr. Artur Sammler, Holocaust survivor, intellectual, and occasional lecturer at Columbia University in 1960s New York City, is a "registrar of madness," a refined and civilized being caught among people crazy with the promises of the future (moon landings, endless possibilities). His Cyclopean gaze reflects on the degradations of city life while looking deep into the sufferings of the human soul. "Sorry for all and sore at heart," he observes how greater luxury and leisure have only led to more human suffering. To Mr. Sammlerwho by the end of this ferociously unsentimental novel has found the compassionate consciousness necessary to bridge the gap between himself and his fellow beingsa good life is one in which a person does what is "required of him." To know and to meet the "terms of the contract" was as true a life as one could live. At its heart, this novel is quintessential Bellow: moral, urbane, sublimely humane.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140189360
Introduction:
Crouch, Stanley
Author:
Crouch, Stanley
Author:
Crouch, Stanley
Author:
Bellow, Saul
Publisher:
Penguin Classics
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
City and town life
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
New york (state)
Subject:
Holocaust survivors
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Intellectuals
Subject:
Intellectuals -- New York (State) -- New York -- Fiction.
Subject:
General Fiction
Series:
Penguin twentieth-century classics
Series Volume:
no. 202
Publication Date:
19960301
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
352
Dimensions:
7.70x5.05x.66 in. .52 lbs.

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