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The Resource Mr. Sammler's planet, Saul Bellow ; introduction by Stanley Crouch

Mr. Sammler's planet, Saul Bellow ; introduction by Stanley Crouch

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Mr. Sammler's planet
Title
Mr. Sammler's planet
Statement of responsibility
Saul Bellow ; introduction by Stanley Crouch
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eng
Summary
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). His Cyclopean gaze reflects on the degradations of city life while looking deep into the sufferings of the human soul. "Sorry for all and sore at heart," he observes how greater luxury and leisure have only led to more human suffering. To Mr. Sammler -- who by the end of this ferociously unsentimental novel has found the compassionate consciousness necessary to bridge the gap between himself and his fellow beings -- a good life is one in which a person does what is "required of him." To know and to meet the "terms of the contract" was as true a life as one could live. At its heart, this novel is quintessential Bellow: moral, urbane, sublimely humane
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VYF
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no index present
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Penguin classics
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Mr. Sammler's planet, Saul Bellow ; introduction by Stanley Crouch
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocm54432916
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 260 pages
Isbn
9780142437834
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Mr. Sammler's planet, Saul Bellow ; introduction by Stanley Crouch
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm54432916
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xxiv, 260 pages
Isbn
9780142437834
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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