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Humboldt's Gift

Humboldt's Gift( )
Author: Bellow, Saul
Introduction by: Amis, Martin
Series title:Great Books of the 20th Century Ser.
ISBN:978-0-14-018944-5
Publication Date:Aug 1997
Publisher:Penguin Books, Limited
Imprint:Allen Lane
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $22.95
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Book Details
Pages:496
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Literary
Fiction / Friendship
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):12.954 x 19.685 x 2.159 cm
Book Weight:0.323 Kilograms
Author Biography
Bellow, Saul (Author)
Saul Bellow was born in Lachine, Quebec, Canada on June 10, 1915. He attended the University of Chicago, received a Bachelor's degree in sociology and anthropology from Northwestern University in 1937, and did graduate work at the University of Wisconsin. He taught at several universities including the University of Minnesota, Princeton University, the University of Chicago, New York University, and Boston University.

His first novel, Dangling Man, was published in 1944. His other works include The Victim, Seize the Day, Henderson the Rain King, Mosby's Memoirs and Other Stories, To Jerusalem and Back: A Personal Account, Him with His Foot in His Mouth and Other Stories, More Die of Heartbreak, and Something to Remember Me By. He received numerous awards including the 1975 Pulitzer Prize for Humboldt's Gift, the 1976 Nobel Prize in Literature, and three National Book Awards for fiction for The Adventures of Augie March in 1954, Herzog in 1964, and Mr. Sammler's Planet in 1970. Also a playwright, he wrote The Last Analysis and three short plays, collectively entitled Under the Weather, which were produced on Broadway in 1966. He died on April 5, 2005.

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