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Saul Bellow's dazzling career as a novelist has been marked with numerous literary prizes, including the 1976 Nobel Prize, and the Gold Medal for the Novel. His other books include Dangling Man, The Adventures of Augie March, Herzog, More Die of Heartbreak, Mosby's Memoirs and Other Stories, Mr Sammler's Planet, Seize The Day and The Victim. Saul Bellow died in 2005. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
Bellow's best-seller is the story of the relationship between Charles Citrine, a best-selling author, and his friend Von Humboldt Fleisher, a failed poet. It is not one of Bellow's greatest efforts, but was well-received when published almost twenty years ago. This production is exceedingly well-narrated by Christopher Hurt, whose narrator's voice conveys the various moods of the main character, Charles Citrine, an aging Lothario, battling the aging process and his writer's block. Some production flaws mar the presentation but can't overshadow the fine quality of the narrator's interpretation. E.F. (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Bellow gives readers a diverse cast of characters, full of humanity. His baffled protagonist, Charlie Citrine, is on the downward incline of his sixth decade, a life of great... Read morePublished 18 months ago by Amazon Customer
This book is just one more example of how Pulitzer Prizes and Nobel Prizes don't mean squat. Saul Bellow is not one of the best authors of the 20th century and this book is not or... Read morePublished on Feb. 27 2004 by Arram Dreyer
Many of the reviewers in this space are out of their minds! This is one of the finest works of literature ever written. Brilliant in its insight, sprawling masterpiece. Read morePublished on June 4 2002
Based on his encounters with the brilliant but doomed poet Delmore Schwartz, Humbold's Gift is like much of Saul Bellow's novels in that it's well-written and flows nicely. Read morePublished on Nov. 17 2001 by Walter von Wegen
I loved Bellow's two short novels, Dangling Man and Seize the Day; tightly packed, concentrated thrilling accounts of alienation. Read morePublished on Oct. 22 2001
Charles Citrine's fascination with death (although not his) seemed to pre-occupy him to the point where he was unable to understand his own living. Read morePublished on Oct. 2 2001 by Bobby Jasak
This is the first book I have ever read by Saul Bellow. What a book it is!! I strongly recommend it on two levels. First Mr. Bellow is a master of the language. Read morePublished on Aug. 13 2001 by Bill
I have a hard time understanding what there is not to like about this novel. The only thing that I can think of is that it is a book very uncontemporary in its style, but I find... Read morePublished on July 9 2001 by Reviewer