Something to Remember Me By

Something to Remember Me By

Three Tales

by Saul Bellow

CD-Audio Publication Date: 03/03/2015

 

A collection of three novellas

A Theft

A clever but tender novella is also Bellow's first book to feature a woman as its principal character. A 40ish executive of an international publishing group, Clara is "the czarina of fashion writing," the breadwinner of her family. Clara's powerful facade is vulnerable to the demands of her heart. Two youthful love affairs gone sour had precipitated suicide attempts, and now she is unnerved by the theft of her emerald ring--an engagement ring from a brilliant man she never married but still adores.

The Bellarosa Connection

The aging, lonely, and nostalgic narrator, a memory specialist, summons from the past the book's story within a story concerning his onetime acquaintance, Jewish refugee Harry Fonstein. Saved from the hands of the Nazis by an Italian underground movement spearheaded by Broadway showman Billy Rose, Fonstein immigrates to America, where he prospers--in business and in his marriage to an obese and brilliant woman. But his obsessive efforts to thank Rose are thwarted by the charismatic yet obnoxious, even deviant personality.

Something to Remember Me By

The remembrance--back in Chicago of 1933--of a 17-year-old boy's first encounter with a hooker, this is a wonderfully comic episode, occurring against the somber backdrop of the lingering death of the boy's mother by cancer. The story brims over in the riches of Bellow's observing eye and his pulse-perfect renderings of life's textures in immigrant Chicago during a dreary Depression winter.

ISBN:
9781501215674
9781501215674
Category:
Uncategorized
Format:
CD-Audio
Publication Date:
03-03-2015
Language:
English
Publisher:
Brilliance Publishing, Inc.
Country of origin:
United States
Dimensions (mm):
171.45x133.35x12.7mm
Saul Bellow

Saul Bellow was born in Canada but brought to Chicago at the age of nine and educated there. He attended the Universities of Chicago, Northwestern and Wisconsin as well as fitting in a wartime stint in the Merchant Marine.

His first novel - Dangling Man - was published when he was in his twenties. Later novels, The Victim, The Adventures of Augie March, Seize the Day, Henderson the Rain King, Herzog, Mr Sammler's Planet, Humboldt's Gift, The Dean's December and Him With His Foot In His Mouth And Other Stories have brought him innumerable literary grants, awards, prizes, scholarships, fellowships and honours not only in his own country but internationally as well.

He is probably the only man to have received an Honorary Degree from both Harvard and Yale in the same year. He has also written plays, short stories, articles for learned journals, been a war correspondent in Israel and held positions in a number of universities in the United States and elsewhere. He speaks four or five languages and has travelled extensively.

In 1976 Saul Bellow was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. In 1984 President Mitterand made him a commander of the Legion of Honour.

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