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Conversations with Saul Bellow (Literary Conversations)

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For over forty years Saul Bellow has been writing fiction that denounces the destructive forces that have dominated the literature of this century--existential nihilism and historicist pessimism. In novel after novel--The Adventures of Augie March, Herzog, Humbolt's Gift, Mr. Sammler's Planet, and others--he has tried to restore the integrity of the private life, the value of human feeling, and the primacy of social contract, while proclaiming each individual's perennial access to age-old truths.

In this collection of interviews spanning the period from 1953 to 1991, Bellow elaborates further upon his fictional treatment of these ideas. Here the reader finds the wit and urbane commentary that typify this marvelous writer. He speaks with his interviewers of the changing role of fiction, the literary establishment, and the place of literature in modern life. Since no definitive biography of Bellow has yet been written, these interviews provide valuable insights into the writer that many argue to be the pre-eminent American novelist of the post-World War II era.

Synopsis:

Renowned writer Saul Bellow reflects on the times in which we live and the craft of writing. Bellow asks what meaningful words are left to write in the face of such events as revolutions, world wars, the atom bomb, and who would take the time to read them if new words were found or invented. Fortunately Faulkner is no longer alive, and unfortunately, neither is Hemingway.

Synopsis:

Collections of interviews with notable modern writers

Product Details

ISBN:
9780878057184
Editor:
Cronin, Gloria L.
Editor:
Siegel, Ben
Editor:
Siegel, Ben
Editor:
Cronin, Gloria L.
Author:
Cronin, Gloria L.
Author:
Siegel, Ben
Author:
Cronin, Gloria
Author:
Bellow, Saul
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
Location:
Jackson :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
Bellow, Saul
Subject:
Authors, American -- 20th century -- Biography.
Subject:
Bellow, Saul - Interviews
Subject:
American
Subject:
Literature (General)
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Literary conversations series
Series Volume:
no. 1994-865
Publication Date:
19950131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
324
Dimensions:
9.14x5.96x.81 in. 1.06 lbs.

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