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Humboldt's Gift - Saul Bellow
Humboldt's Gift
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A chronicle of success and failure, this work is Bellow's tale of the writer's life in America. When Humboldt dies a failure in a seedy New York hotel, Charlie Citrine coping with the tribulations of his own success, begins to realize the significance of his own life.
A chronicle of success and failure, this work is Bellow's tale of the writer's life in America. When Humboldt dies a failure in a seedy New York hotel, Charlie Citrine coping with the tribulations of his own success, begins to realize the significance of his own life.
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Format: mass market paperback
ISBN: 9780140189445 (0140189440)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 487
Edition language: English
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Tolle Lege!.
Tolle Lege!. rated it
3.0 Humboldt's Gift
What a shallow author. He longs for a world that never was and is a wanna be for the ways things aren't. The story is decent enough but the author really wrote the book to muse philosophically on the nature of life and to offer philosophical insights on the nature of mortality and offer a refutati...
Nitya
Nitya rated it
3.0 Humboldt's Gift (Classic, 20th-Century, Penguin)
Well, it's definitely not a quick read. The humor is wry and sometimes, I give a little start, then realize something funny just went by and I go back and read it again. So, it's slow progress. OK, am done with the book now. I did like it - the central theme, the characters. I liked how Humboldt alw...
AC
AC rated it
There is not much need for me to review this book, as it is well known, and as I already wrote substantial reviews of Herzog and Sammler's. As a young man, when I read this, I adored it (5-stars); this time, I saw also its flaws (4-stars).All the threads of Herzog, Seize the Day, and Sammler come to...
Lavinia
Lavinia rated it
A very well written novel.***un roman foarte bine scris, probabil cel mai bine scris roman pe care l-am citit in 2005, in ciuda subiectului extrem de americanesc.
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