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The Actual: A Novella (Penguin Classics)

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In this superb work of fiction, Nobel Laureate Saul Bellow writes comically and wisely about the tenacious claims of first love. Harry Trellman, an aging, astute businessman, has never belonged anywhere and is as awkward in his human attachments as he is gifted in observing the people around him. But Harry?s observational talents have not gone unnoticed by ?trillionaire? Sigmund Adletsky, who retains Harry as his advisor. Soon the old man discovers Harry?s intense forty-year passion for a twice-divorced interior designer, Amy Wustrin. At the exhumation and reburial of her husband, Harry is provided, thanks to Sigmund, perhaps the final means for disclosing feelings amassed over a lifetime. Written late in Bellow?s career, The Actual is a maestro?s dissection of the affairs of the heart.

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In this wise and dazzling work of fiction, Nobel laureate Saul Bellow writes comically and tragically about the tenacity of first love. ""The Actual" (is) the ultimate springtime story".--"San Francisco Chronicle Book Review".

Synopsis:

In this superb work of fiction, Nobel Laureate Saul Bellow writes comically and wisely about the tenacious claims of first love. Harry Trellman, an aging, astute businessman, has never belonged anywhere and is as awkward in his human attachments as he is gifted in observing the people around him. But Harryas observational talents have not gone unnoticed by atrillionairea Sigmund Adletsky, who retains Harry as his advisor. Soon the old man discovers Harryas intense forty-year passion for a twice-divorced interior designer, Amy Wustrin. At the exhumation and reburial of her husband, Harry is provided, thanks to Sigmund, perhaps the final means for disclosing feelings amassed over a lifetime. Written late in Bellowas career, The Actual is a maestroas dissection of the affairs of the heart.

About the Author

Saul Bellow (1915-2005) wrote thirteen novels and numerous novellas and stories in his lifetime. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1976.

Joseph O'Neill is the author of Netherland and Blood-Dark Track: A Family History.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143105848
Author:
Bellow, Saul
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Introduction by:
O'Neill, Joseph
Introduction:
O'Neill, Joseph
Author:
O'Neill, Joseph
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series:
Penguin Classics
Publication Date:
20091031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
96
Dimensions:
7.50x5.00x.40 in. .20 lbs.
Age Level:
18-17

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"Synopsis" by , In this wise and dazzling work of fiction, Nobel laureate Saul Bellow writes comically and tragically about the tenacity of first love. ""The Actual" (is) the ultimate springtime story".--"San Francisco Chronicle Book Review".
"Synopsis" by , In this superb work of fiction, Nobel Laureate Saul Bellow writes comically and wisely about the tenacious claims of first love. Harry Trellman, an aging, astute businessman, has never belonged anywhere and is as awkward in his human attachments as he is gifted in observing the people around him. But Harryas observational talents have not gone unnoticed by atrillionairea Sigmund Adletsky, who retains Harry as his advisor. Soon the old man discovers Harryas intense forty-year passion for a twice-divorced interior designer, Amy Wustrin. At the exhumation and reburial of her husband, Harry is provided, thanks to Sigmund, perhaps the final means for disclosing feelings amassed over a lifetime. Written late in Bellowas career, The Actual is a maestroas dissection of the affairs of the heart.
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