Mr. Sammler's Planet (Penguin Classics)

Mr. Sammler's Planet (Penguin Classics)

Saul Bellow


“An enduring testomony and prophecy.” –Chicago Sun-Times

Mr. Artur Sammler, Holocaust survivor, highbrow, and coffee lecturer at Columbia college in Nineteen Sixties long island urban, is a “registrar of madness,” a elegant and civilized being stuck between humans loopy with the guarantees of the long run (moon landings, unending possibilities).  His Cyclopean gaze displays at the degradations of urban existence whereas having a look deep into the sufferings of the human soul.  “Sorry for all and sore at heart,” he observes how larger luxurious and rest have merely ended in extra human soreness. To Mr. Sammler—who by means of the top of this ferociously unsentimental novel has discovered the compassionate recognition essential to bridge the space among himself and his fellow beings—a reliable existence is one within which somebody does what's “required of him.” to understand and to satisfy the “terms of the agreement” used to be as precise a existence as you possibly can live.  At its middle, this novel is critical Bellow: ethical, urbane, sublimely humane.

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