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by Saul Bellow
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  • Author:
    Saul Bellow
  • ISBN:
    0140032231
  • ISBN13:
    978-0140032239
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  • Publisher:
    Viking Press; Book Club (BCE/BOMC) edition (1970)
  • Pages:
    256 pages
  • Subcategory:
    Contemporary
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  • Rating:
    4.6
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I. Shortly after dawn, or what would have been dawn in a normal sky, Mr. Artur Sammler with his bushy eye took in the books and papers of his West Side bedroom and suspected strongly that they were the wrong books, the wrong papers

I. Artur Sammler with his bushy eye took in the books and papers of his West Side bedroom and suspected strongly that they were the wrong books, the wrong papers. In a way it did not matter much to a man of seventy-plus, and at leisure.

Mr has been added to your Cart. I originally read this in 1970 while in college. I especially liked Mr. Sammler's (Saul Bellow's) observation on life in NYC at a time when it was all falling apart around them

Mr has been added to your Cart. Sammler's (Saul Bellow's) observation on life in NYC at a time when it was all falling apart around them. NYC went bankrupt in 1973 for some of the very reasons he tries to relate to in his own life. I bought it to read again, and now that I am nearer his age, the insights are even more astute for any student of twentieth century history.

Sammler's Planet book. Just finished reading "Mr. Sammler's Planet" by Saul Bellow. An enduring testament and prophecy. Chicago Sun-Times M. . It is a beautiful story of a holocaust survivor, who relives his horrors in the holocaust of his daily life in New York in his late age. Saul draws beautiful parallels between the old and the new, but it was a difficult book to get into. Once past the 100 pages, the book turned out to be quite stunning. A quintessential book from a Nobel prize winner.

Who is Mr. Sammler? A Jewish intellectual educated in Western philosophy, a one-eyed Holocaust survivor, the . Sammler? A Jewish intellectual educated in Western philosophy, a one-eyed Holocaust survivor, the future author of the greatest biography ever written of . With his inimitable tragicomic mastery Saul Bellow delves once again, and the reader with him, into a contemporary and chaotic universe in which the most profound reflections on the meaning of life mingle with the absurd, histrionic, endless minutiae of the every day.

Sammler’s Planet is not a Holocaust novel ; it is, emphatically, a novel about its own time and place, New York during the summer of the moon landing. But by viewing that cultural moment through the eyes of Artur Sammler, a Polish-born Holocaust survivor living in New York, Bellow ensures that the 1930s hover behind the 1960s as a ghost and menacing prophecy. Bellow elides the contradiction somewhat by making Sammler a very untypical Polish Jew. We learn that he spent most of the interwar years as a journalist in London, palling around with English intellectuals and the Bloomsbury set. Fiction. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate.

Sammler's Planet is a 1970 novel by the American author Saul Bellow. It won the National Book Award for Fiction in 1971. Mr. Artur Sammler, Holocaust survivor, intellectual, and occasional lecturer at Columbia University in 1960s New York City, is a "registrar of madness", a refined and civilized being caught among people crazy with the promises of the future (moon landings, endless possibilities). Herzog is a 1964 novel by Saul Bellow, composed in large part of letters from the protagonist Moses E. Herzog. National Book Award for Fiction and the Prix International. Joyce Carol Oates is an American writer.


Anarahuginn
I originally read this in 1970 while in college. I especially liked Mr. Sammler's (Saul Bellow's) observation on life in NYC at a time when it was all falling apart around them. NYC went bankrupt in 1973 for some of the very reasons he tries to relate to in his own life. I bought it to read again, and now that I am nearer his age, the insights are even more astute for any student of twentieth century history. Whether or not he intended to, Mr. Bellows reveals the downside of too many intellectuals in one place and time. I recommend this book to younger readers who have not had the opportunity to read the type of novel that was available to us then. Full of deep observation, rather than a lot of "airport fiction" that clings to the "less than 18 words per sentence and 14 sentences per paragraph" rule of modern publishing. Bellow is at his best in this novel, but you have to give him a chance and listen to what he has to say. Everyone eventually ends up where he is writing from.
Skunk Black
A profound and psychologically complex classic. I have read all of Bellow's fiction, and this is his most mature work in my opinion. Not a light or easy read, but brutally honest and touching. Every page gives food for thought.
Sorryyy
A prescient, timely book. Easily misunderstood or falsely judged by non-fans, this exploration of a "registrar of madness" is impeccable with just one incidence of a unBellow-like overshooting. Yet, it should give us hope...

A Ruthlessly contemporary bite of New York life ripped out by strong mandibles...providing a nourishment still...
Mot
Love Saul Bellow but this one was too much for me. I just couldn't get into it. Bellow experimenting, I think.
Jube
great price, great product, fast ship
Broadcaster
funread
Kahavor
Simon Brett is a terrific author and I have loved every one of his mysteries, so when I found this one available as a reprint edition, I ordered it. I was sadly disappointed to find that it is an iUniverse-printed book, and the formatting/printing is awful -- sloppy, extremely tiny type(unnecessarily so, considering the fact that it's a trade paperback and thus has plenty of room) and looks like it was done on a copier (dim). I have never returned a book before in my life, but I could only read a chapter of this one before I decided the type formatting was unbearably difficult to read. I wish very much that someone else was making Brett's books available for purchase (buying audio versions until I can find decent print ones). To top it off, the publisher even ignored a glaring error on the front cover -- has the main character's name as 'charles Paris' -- obviously the editors were relying on spellcheck and didn't observe that Charles is the person's first name. Ugh!
I read Augie March and Mr. Sammler's Planet...these works are very life affirming, beautiful works. I cannot wait to read more of Bellow's works.