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Him with His Foot in His Mouth and Other Stories (Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century)

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Publisher Comments:

This dazzling collection of shorter fiction describes a series of self-awakenings — a suburban divorcee deciding among lovers, a celebrity drawn into his cousin's life of crime, a father remembering bygone Chicago, an artist, and an academic awaiting extradition for some unnamed offense.

Review:

"Bellow's themes, his characters, even his descriptions have always been eloquent defenses of expansion and extended length, so that one comes to these five stories with curiosity and reservation. Unsurprisingly, the best story is the longest story; it is the best story because, as always, Bellow depends on analysis and implication to build his characters, and both of these methods demand the gradual development he long ago mastered. And the other stories are simply surprises. Depending on technique and panache, they showcase Bellow's craftmanship and for that reason alone are indispensable." Reviewed by Daniel Weiss, Virginia Quarterly Review (Copyright 2006 Virginia Quarterly Review)

Table of Contents

Him with his foot in his mouth — What kind of a day did you have? — Zetland — A silver dish — Cousins.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780141180236
Author:
Bellow, Saul
Publisher:
Penguin Classics
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
Manners and customs
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series:
Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin
Publication Date:
19980501
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
7.77x5.09x.63 in. .41 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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