The Dean's December (Penguin Modern Classics)
Publish date: January 31st 2008
Pages no: 320
Edition language: English
Astonishing... by FAR Bellow's most accomplished book. Tender, intelligent, passionate, death-haunted...of course, it is Bellow! -- perfectly constructed, far richer in both plot and character than one usually expects from Bellow... coherent...even the intellectual moments are so much more throughly...
Opening - CORDE, WHO LED THE LIFE of an executive in America - wasn't a college dean a kind of executive? - found himself six or seven thousand miles from his base, in Bucharest, in winter, shut up in an old-fashioned apartment.I have been assiduously sipping some of this after meals as a strong sto...
This is my favourite novel by Bellow.I've read it while I was at the university instead of studying to pass brilliantly one of the fundamental exams on semiotic we had.I think I've done a good choice.Bellow abandons Chicago and the US for a while in The Dean's December making a vivid and powerful po...
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