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Publisher Comments:

?Simply the best writer we have.? (The New York Times Book Review)

Viking?s publication of Saul Bellow?s most recent novel, Ravelstein, was an event that garnered unanimous critical acclaim and placed its author back in the spotlight as one of America?s literary treasures. Now, for the first time ever, here is a collection of shorter works chosen by Bellow himself: favorite stories that follow the arc of his distinguished career. Collected Fiction gathers together stories from Mosby?s Memoirs, Him with His Foot in His Mouth, and Something to Remember Me By, as well as an early story that to date has appeared only in Esquire magazine. This volume contains a preface by Bellow?s wife, Janis, and an introduction by James Wood and includes celebrated stories such as ?Leaving the Yellow House? and ?What Kind of Day Did You Have?? and the novella The Bellarosa Connection. Throughout, Bellow?s trademark theme of self-awakening, his stunning ability to re-create a bygone Chicago, and his unique comic wisdom are magnificently illustrated. This collection is both a handsome anthology Bellow?s avid readers will treasure and a superb introduction to those unacquainted with his genius.

Review:

"Bellow's incremental sound — or noise — rejects imitation the way the human immune system will reject foreign tissue. There are no part-Bellows or next-generation Bellows, ther are no literary descendants." Cynthia Ozick, The New Republic

Review:

"Bellow's special appeal is that in his characteristically American way he has managed brilliantly to close the gap between Thomas Mann and Damon Runyon." Philip Roth, The New Republic

Review:

"No modern writer has better constructed this anxious and very serious comedy, more clearly defined the encounter between thought and the labyrinth, more exactly captured the strange Byzantine, parrot-filled meeting places of modern thought, modern heart, and modern silence." Malcomlm Bradbury, The Guardian

Review:

"Reading Bellow is a special way of being alive." James Wood, The New Republic

Review:

"Bellow, in his best work, conveys the feel, the texture of moment-by-moment experience more thrillingly than any other American writer, present or past....When you read Saul Bellow's work, you become more alive." Brian Morton, The Chicago Tribune

Product Details

ISBN:
9780670894864
Preface:
Bellow, Janis Freedman
Author:
Bellow, Janis Freedman
Author:
Wood, James
Author:
Bellow, Saul
Author:
Bellow, Janis
Publisher:
Viking Adult
Location:
New York
Subject:
Social life and customs
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
General Fiction
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 135
Publication Date:
20011029
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
512
Dimensions:
9.33x6.39x1.42 in. 1.68 lbs.

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Product details 512 pages Viking Adult - English 9780670894864 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Bellow's incremental sound — or noise — rejects imitation the way the human immune system will reject foreign tissue. There are no part-Bellows or next-generation Bellows, ther are no literary descendants."
"Review" by , "Bellow's special appeal is that in his characteristically American way he has managed brilliantly to close the gap between Thomas Mann and Damon Runyon."
"Review" by , "No modern writer has better constructed this anxious and very serious comedy, more clearly defined the encounter between thought and the labyrinth, more exactly captured the strange Byzantine, parrot-filled meeting places of modern thought, modern heart, and modern silence."
"Review" by , "Reading Bellow is a special way of being alive."
"Review" by , "Bellow, in his best work, conveys the feel, the texture of moment-by-moment experience more thrillingly than any other American writer, present or past....When you read Saul Bellow's work, you become more alive."
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