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Mr Sammlers Planet Penguin Classics by Saul Bellow - Prescient Deserving Of Appreciation


									       Mr. Sammlers Planet (Penguin
         Classics) by Saul Bellow

                      Prescient Deserving Of Appreciation

  Mr. Artur Sammler, Holocaust survivor, intellectual, and occasional
lecturer at Columbia University in 1960s New York City, is a registrar of
madness, a refined and civilized being caught among people crazy with
the promises of the future (moon landings, endless possibilities). His
Cyclopean gaze reflects on the degradations of city life while looking deep
into the sufferings of the human soul. Sorry for all and sore at heart, he
observes how greater luxury and leisure have only led to more human
suffering. To Mr. Sammler —who by the end of this ferociously
unsentimental novel has found the compassionate consciousness
necessary to bridge the gap between himself and his fellow beings—a
good life is one in which a person does what is required of him. To know
and to meet the terms of the contract was as true a life as one could live.
At its heart, this novel is quintessential Bellow: moral, urbane, sublimely

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For me, Saul Bellow can do no wrong.

What a prescient, timely book. Easily misunderstood or falsely judged by
non-fans, this exploration of a registrar of madness is impeccable with just
one incidence of a unBellow-like overshooting. Yet, it should give us

A Ruthlessly contemporary bite of New York life ripped out by strong
mandibles...providing a nourishment still...

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