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The Adventures of Augie March - Saul Bellow, Christopher Hitchens
The Adventures of Augie March
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As soon as it first appeared in 1953, this gem by the great Saul Bellow was hailed as an American classic. Bold, expansive, and keenly humorous, The Adventures of Augie March blends street language with literary elegance to tell the story of a poor Chicago boy growing up during the Great... show more
As soon as it first appeared in 1953, this gem by the great Saul Bellow was hailed as an American classic. Bold, expansive, and keenly humorous, The Adventures of Augie March blends street language with literary elegance to tell the story of a poor Chicago boy growing up during the Great Depression. A "born recruit," Augie makes himself available for hire by plungers, schemers, risk takers, and operators, compiling a record of choices that is-to say the least- eccentric.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780143039570 (0143039571)
ASIN: 143039571
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 586
Edition language: English
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Tami
Tami rated it
1.5 I made it through this. And thank god it's over.
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...
Edward
Edward rated it
0.0 The Adventures of Augie March
Introduction: The Great American Augie, by Christopher Hitchens--The Adventures of Augie March
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.0 The Adventures of Augie March
bookshelves: jewish, one-penny-wonder, paper-read, spring-2014, published-1953, nobel-laureate, picaresque, north-americas, tbr-busting-2014, chicago Read from April 17, 2013 to March 17, 2014 From the description: With this teeming book Bellow returned a Dickensian richness to the American nove...
UNICORN PORN FOR ALL
UNICORN PORN FOR ALL rated it
5.0
Well, this took its sweet time getting good.
AC
AC rated it
I am done..., 32% and I get the picture... Jimmy (as so often) captures my sentiments completelyhttp://www.goodreads.com/review/show/33973580If there weren't so many, MANY books on my TBR, I'd likely persevere, but I'm too old for that particular virtue (or vice..., as the case may be).A let down, I...
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