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Novels 1944-53: Dangling Man, The Victim, and The Adventures of Augie March Saul Bellow

Novels 1944-53: Dangling Man, The Victim, and The Adventures of Augie March

Saul Bellow

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Saul Bellows rare talent has not only earned critical accolades, including the Nobel Prize, it has also made his books perennial bestsellers. Now, in a historic collectors edition celebrating the 50th anniversary of the classic The Adventures ofMoreSaul Bellows rare talent has not only earned critical accolades, including the Nobel Prize, it has also made his books perennial bestsellers. Now, in a historic collectors edition celebrating the 50th anniversary of the classic The Adventures of Augie March, readers will rediscover the novels that laid the foundation for Bellows towering career.The comic tour-de-force The Adventures of Augie March (1953) introduced to American literature a startlingly original expressiveness-uninhibited, jazzy, infused with Yiddishisms and Depression-era voices. Ebullient irony bears Bellows prose aloft. March comes of age in a Chicago bustling with characters as large and vital as the city itself, and his travels abroad lead him through loves byways and the disappointments of vanishing youth. Martin Amis calls it the Great American Novel for its fantastic inclusiveness, its pluralism, its qualmless promiscuity. . . . Everything is in here.Bellows sparer first two novels possess a more Flaubertian precision. Dangling Man (1944) penetrates the psychology of a jobless mans anxiousness as he awaits draft orders. The Victim (1947), an increasingly nightmarish story of one mans extraordinary claims on a casual acquaintance, explores our obligations to others and the unfathomable workings of chance. After a half century, Bellows earliest novels remain as fresh, incisive, and entertaining as ever. Included in this edition are helpful notes and a chronology of the authors life.