Seize the Day (Broché)

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  • Paru le : 01/01/1996
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Fading charmer Tommy Wilhelm has reached his day of reckoning and is scared. In his forties, lie still retains a boyish impetuousness that has brought... > Lire la suite
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Fading charmer Tommy Wilhelm has reached his day of reckoning and is scared. In his forties, lie still retains a boyish impetuousness that has brought him to the brink of chaos : he is separated from his wife and children, at odds with his vain, successful father, failed in his acting career (a Hollywood agent once placed him as "the type that loses the girl") and in a financial mess. In the course of one climactic day lie reviews his past mistakes and spiritual malaise, until a mysterious, philosophizing con man grants him a glorious, illuminating moment of truth and understanding, and offers him one last hope...
"Saul Bellow is one of the grants of the twentieth-century novel. Read Seize the Day and see why" Irish Times
  • Date de parution : 01/01/1996
  • Editeur : Penguin Books
  • Collection : Penguin Classics
  • ISBN : 0-14-118485-X
  • EAN : 9780141184852
  • Présentation : Broché
  • Nb. de pages : 118 pages
  • Poids : 0.115 Kg
  • Dimensions : 13,0 cm × 19,5 cm × 0,7 cm

Biographie de Saul Bellow

Saul Bellow was born in Canada in 1915 and grew up in Chicago. He attended Chicago, Northwestern and Wisconsin universities and has a B. Sc. in anthropology. He has been a visiting lecturer at the universities of Princeton and New York and associate professor at the University of Minnesota. He has also lived in Paris and travelled extensively in Europe. In 1948 he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and he has received a grant from the Ford Foundation.
He is a member of the National Institute of Arts and Letters and was elected the third Neil Gunn Fellow by the Scottish Arts Council in 1976. He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1976, the first American to win the prize since John Steinbeck in 1962. The Royal Swedish Academy, which makes the award, singled out Seize the Day for special praise as one of the classic works of our time. In 1977 Saul Bellow won the Gold Medal for the Nobel, which is awarded every sixth year by the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, and in 1978 he won the (USA) National Arts Club Gold Medal of Honor.
In 1984 President Mitterand made him a Commander of the Legion of Honour and in 1990 he was presented with the National Book Foundation Medal for his distinguished contribution to American Letters. Saul Bellow has contributed stories and reviews to many leading American magazines and quarterlies. His books, many of which are published by Penguin, include Dangling Man (1944) ; The Victim (1948) ; The Adventures of Augie March (1953), which, like Herzog (1964) and Mr Sammler's Planet (1970), won the National Book Award ; Seize the Day (1956) ; Henderson the Rain King (1959) ; The Last Analysis (1966) ; Mosby's Memoirs and Other Stories (1968) ; Humboldt's Gift (1975), which won the Pulitzer Prize ; To Jerusalem and Back (1976), his first non-fiction work ; The Dean's December (1981) ; Him with His Foot in His Mouth and Other Stories (1984) ; More Die of Heartbreak (1987) ; A Theft (1989) ; The Bellarosa Connection (1989), published together in 1991 with another story as Something to Remember Me By ; It All Adds Up (1994), a collection of essays ; The Actual (1997), a novella ; and Ravelstein (2000).

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