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Saul Bellow
Saul Bellow won the Pulitzer Prize for his novel HUMBOLDT'S GIFT in 1975, and in 1976 was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature 'for the human understanding and subtle analysis of contemporary culture that are combined in his work.' He is the only novelist to receive three National Book Awards,... show more
Saul Bellow won the Pulitzer Prize for his novel HUMBOLDT'S GIFT in 1975, and in 1976 was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature 'for the human understanding and subtle analysis of contemporary culture that are combined in his work.' He is the only novelist to receive three National Book Awards, for THE ADVENTURES OF AUGIE MARCH, HERZOG, and MR. SAMMLER'S PLANET
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Birth date: 1915-06-10
Died: 2005-04-05
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Tolle Lege!.
Tolle Lege!. rated it 3 years ago
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...
TheBrainintheJar
TheBrainintheJar rated it 4 years ago
It’s amazing how much you can say in so few words. It’s not even a case of huge paragraphs and a small font. You can read Seize the Day in a few hours, but it covers more topics and points of view than a regular novel. It also feels epic, even though all that happens is that a person talks to his fa...
Tami
Tami rated it 4 years ago
I had to read this for my real life book club. And, boy, was that hard work. Yes, this was written brilliantly. And it did have a rich cast of many, many interesting and unique characters. But. It was way too long and partially pretty boring. Though a lot happened to and with Augie, basicall...
TheBrainintheJar
TheBrainintheJar rated it 5 years ago
Feminists got it wrong with the whole ‘strong female character’ thing. Anyone who talked a little about fiction should know that by now. What’s more puzzling is how they got that idea in the first place. When they obsess over the strength of female characters, what are the example of male characters...
XOX
XOX rated it 5 years ago
Wilhelm wants to be an actor, and have failed to become a success. A typical story for most actors, who didn't get that one big break. The story is more on his relationship with his past and his father right now. The more we read up on actors, the more we found out how hard it is to make it b...
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