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Seize the Day - Cynthia Ozick, Saul Bellow
Seize the Day
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Deftly interweaving humor and pathos, Saul Bellow evokes in the climactic events of one day the full drama of one man's search to affirm his own worth and humanity.
Deftly interweaving humor and pathos, Saul Bellow evokes in the climactic events of one day the full drama of one man's search to affirm his own worth and humanity.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780142437612 (0142437611)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 114
Edition language: English
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TheBrainintheJar
TheBrainintheJar rated it
3.5 Saul Bellow - Seize the Day
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...
Monkeypanic
Monkeypanic rated it
3.0 Death of a Salesman, without the death
Wilhelm Adler is one of those very whiney, annoying characters, whom you find yourself simultaneously feeling sorry for, and wishing to slap. He's a recently-fired salesman, who could probably get his job back if he swallowed his pride. Now living in the same hotel as his retired, widowed, much mo...
XOX
XOX rated it
3.0 Seize the Day by Saul Bellow is about a different kind of mid-life crisis
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...
All the World's a Page
All the World's a Page rated it
3.0
A deeply psychological novel, Seize the Day follows the middle-aged man in the life of a single day in New York City. "Psychological"... "single day"... Bellow's ante into the pool of single-day novels, alongside Joyce's Ulysses and Woolf's Mrs. Dalloway, is a much slimmer volume than its fellow one...
AC
AC rated it
This is Bellow.Not the early, picaresque Bellow of Augie (1953) – which I do not much like – writing a clunky, poorly edited, Americanized, Depression-Era Bildungsroman…, with the so-unBellow-like voice of sentences made in endless *largo*… but the Bellow that has found his voice, for better and eve...
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