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Inhaltsangabe: This is the definitive collection of short stories by Saul Bellow. Abundant, precise, various, rich and exuberant, the stories display the stylistic and emotional brilliance which characterizes this master of prose. Some stories recount the events of a single day, some are contained in a wider frame; each story is a characteristic combination of observation and a celebration of humanity.
Rezension: Saul Bellow's Collected Stories, handpicked by the author, display the depth of character and acumen of the Nobel laureate's narrative powers. While he has garnered acclaim as a novelist, Bellow's shorter works prove equally strong. Primarily set in a sepia-toned Chicago, characters (mostly men) deal with family issues, desires, memories, and failings--often arriving at humorous if not comic situations. In the process, these quirky and wholly real characters examine human nature.
The narrative is straightforward, with deftly handled shifts in time, and the prose is concise, sometimes pithy, with equal parts humor and grace. In "Looking for Mr. Green," Bellow describes a relief worker sized up by tenants: "They must have realized that he was not a college boy employed afternoons by a bill collector, trying foxily to pass for a relief clerk, recognized that he was an older man who knew himself what need was, who had more than an average seasoning in hardship. It was evident enough if you looked at the marks under his eyes and at the sides of his mouth." This collection should appeal both to those familiar with Bellow's work and to those seeking an introduction. --Michael Ferch
Titel: Collected Stories
Zustand: very good
Buchbeschreibung London; Penguin Books, 2001. Hardcover/Pappeinband. Buchzustand: Gut. keine Auflage ersichtlich. 442 Seiten Das Buch befindet sich in einem gebrauchten, guten Zustand. Es ist gebraucht, und besitzt leichte, keinesfalls übermäßige Gebrauchsspuren, wie Einband am Rand gering berieben, Seiten und Schnittkanten auf Grund Alter und Sonnenlicht leicht verfärbt, alles nicht übermäßig. Im Buch,keine Einträge. Nichtraucherbuch. Rik232339CS Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 850. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 73907
Buchbeschreibung Viking, 2001. Hardcover. Buchzustand: Acceptable. Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Includes dust jacket. A slight tan to the page edges. The dust jacket is a little tatty and torn. The free end page has been removed. Acceptable: a readable copy. All pages and the cover are intact (dust cover may be missing). Pages can include considerable notes--in pen or highlighter--but notes cannot obscure the text. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day. Buchnummer des Verkäufers mon0006465252