Humboldt"s Gift (Penguin Great Books of the 20th Century)

by Saul Bellow

Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)

Written in English
Published: Pages: 496 Downloads: 683
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Number of Pages496
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ISBN 100140072713
ISBN 109780140072716

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"Wrestling match between Vita Contemplativa and Vita Activa" Lets be honest. Humboldts Gift is exhausting. It is a masterpiece, a brilliant study of a man fighting the world and his inner demons by withdrawing from active participation, but it leaves the reader frequently frustrated with the narrator, Charles Citrine, and his non-response to the problems he causes by contemplating life rather /5().

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Humbolt's Gift, Saul Bellow The pace of this book is pedestrian at best with the main character rather self absorbed and brooding. The relationships tend to be self serving and hedonistic. I found the reading experiance left me depressed and hollow.

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When Humboldt dies a failure in a seedy New York hotel, Charlie Free shipping over $Cited by: Humboldt’s Gift, novel by Saul Bellow, published in The novel, which won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction inis a self-described “comic book about death” whose title character is modeled on the self-destructive lyric poet Delmore Schwartz.

Charlie Citrine, an intellectual middle-aged author of award-winning biographies and plays, contemplates two significant figures and. About Humboldt’s Gift “I think it A Work of genius, I think it The Work of a Genius, I think it brilliant, splendid, etc. If there is literature (and this proves there is).

Humboldt's Gift is a slice-of-life novel with undertones of dark comedy. From the perspective of Charlie Citrine, a poet and essayist of considerable success, it examines life in America from the s through the mids. Much of the novel consists of Charlie's memories of his childhood in.

Saul Bellow was praised for his vision, his ear for detail, his humor, and the masterful artistry of his of Russian Jewish parents in Lachine, Quebec inhe was raised in Chicago.

He received his Bachelor's degree from Northwestern University inwith honors in sociology and anthropology, and did graduate work at the University of Wisconsin/5(9).

He received numerous awards including the Pulitzer Prize for Humboldt's Gift, the Nobel Prize in Literature, and three National Book Awards for fiction for The Adventures of Augie March inHerzog inand Mr. Sammler's Planet in Also a playwright, he wrote The Last Analysis and three short plays, collectively entitled 4/5(5).

The original Telegraph review of Saul Bellow's classic novel Humboldt's Gift, a book which helped secure him the Nobel Prize for Literature a year later5/5. "I think it A Work of genius, I think it The Work of a Genius, I think it brilliant, splendid, etc. If there is literature (and this proves there is) this is where it's at." -John Cheever A Penguin Classic Saul Bellow's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel explores the long friendship between Charlie Citrine, a young man with an intense passion for literature, and the great poet Von Humboldt Dleisher.

Humboldts Gift came highly recommended to my Book Club group. Out of the 10 of us, only one person finished the book. That person was not sure what Humboldt's Gift was after plodding through the book. Most of us put it down after 50 pages. It was so poorly writtenrepetitive and too many adjectives and adverbsand never seemed to get to the /5(69).

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ISBN The Viking Press. Saul Bellow. Praised for his vision, his ear for detail, his humor, and the masterful artistry of his prose, Saul Bellow was born of Russian Jewish parents in Lachine, Quebec inand. With Humboldt's Gift, I think that he has achieved this. (David Holloway Telegraph) Book Description.

For many years, the great poet Von Humboldt Fleisher and Charlie Citrine, a young man inflamed with a love for literature, were the best of friends. Read more. Product details /5(58). Hard Cover. Condition: Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. First Edition. Hardcover, First edition, first printing.

Yellow covers of the book are smudged and a bit soiled. the interior of the book is good, but for a complete separation of the pages at page from the binding. There are NO marks, writing or bookplates to the interior of.

Get this from a library. Humboldt's gift. [Saul Bellow] -- Charlie Citrine, suffering from steadily worsening troubles with women, career, and life in general, receives unexpected aid and comfort in the form of a belated bequest from his onetime friend and.

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Bellow, Saul HUMBOLDT'S GIFT 1st Edition 1st Printing Hardcover New York The Viking Press Very Good in a Very Good- dust jacket. Owner name to front pastedown. Minor tearing to jacket edges.

Some rubbing to Rating: % positive. Humboldt's Gift seems to get by all right without these essentials, nevertheless. As with any classic literature, it has stood the test of time, so although the setting is now a few decades past, the dilemmas and responses of the characters are as relevant now as they were then/5(72).

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Printed on archival paper with gilded edges. The endsheets are of moire fabric with a silk ribbon page marker.

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