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Author Bellow, Saul.

Title There is simply too much to think about : collected nonfiction / Saul Bellow ; edited by Benjamin Taylor
Published New York : Viking, [2015]


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Description ix, 532 pages ; 25 cm
Contents Prologue: Starting out in Chicago. The Fifties and before. Spanish letter -- Illinois journey -- The University as villain -- The sharp edge of life -- Laughter in the ghetto: on Sholom Aleichem -- Dreiser and the triumph of art -- Hemingway and the image of man -- Man underground: on Ralph Ellison -- The 1,001 afternoons of Ben Hecht -- The swamp of prosperity: on Philip Roth -- The writer and the audience -- Distractions of a fiction writer -- Deep readers of the world, beware! -- A talk with the yellow kid -- The Sixties. The sealed treasure -- On Jewish storytelling -- Up from the pushcart: on Abraham Cahan -- Where do we go from here? The future of fiction -- At the movies -- On Shakespeare's sonnets -- The writer as moralist -- Beatrice Webb's America -- Recent fiction: a tour of inspection -- Barefoot boy: on Yevgeny Yevtushenko -- My man Bummidge -- The thinking man's waste land -- Cloister culture -- Israel: the six-day war -- Skepticism and the depth of life -- The Seventies. On America: remarks at the U.S. Cultural Center in Tel Aviv -- New York: world-famous impossibility -- Machines and storybooks. Literature in the age of technology -- A world too much with us -- An interview with myself -- The Nobel lecture -- American who are also Jews: upon receiving the Democratic Legacy Award of the Anti-Defamation League -- The day they signed the treat -- The Eighties. In the days of Mr. Roosevelt -- Reflections on Alexis doe Tocqueville: a seminar at the University of Chicago -- My Paris -- Foreword to 'The revolt of the Masses' by José Ortega y Gasset -- The civilized barbarian reader -- A Jewish writer in America: a lecture -- Chicago: the city that was, the city that is -- The Nineties and after. There is simply too much to think about -- Writers, intellectuals, politics: mainly reminiscence -- Papuans and Zulus -- Alone in mixed company -- Ralph Ellison in Tivoli -- Literature: the next chapter -- Wit irony fun games -- Vermont: the good place -- Winter in Tuscany -- Before I go away: a words and images interview with Norman Manea -- "I got a scheme!": with Philip Roth -- Coda: Why not?
Summary "A sweeping collection and a tribute to one of the most influential, daring, and visionary minds of the twentieth century The year 2015 marks several literary milestones: the centennial of Saul Bellow's birth, the tenth anniversary of his death, and the publication of Zachary Leader's much anticipated biography. Bellow, a Nobel Laureate, Pulitzer Prize winner, and the only novelist to receive three National Book awards, has long been regarded as one of America's most cherished authors. Here, Benjamin Taylor, editor of the acclaimed Saul Bellow: Letters, presents lesser-known aspects of the iconic writer. Arranged chronologically, this literary time capsule displays the full extent of Bellow's nonfiction, including criticism, interviews, speeches, and other reflections, tracing his career from his initial success as a novelist until the end of his life. Bringing together six classic pieces with an abundance of previously uncollected material, There Is Simply Too Much to Think About is a powerful reminder not only of Bellow's genius but also of his enduring place in the western canon and is sure to be widely reviewed and talked about for years to come"--
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 513-516) and index
Audience Adult
Notes Text in English
Subject Bellow, Sand -- Literary collections
American essays -- 20th century.
American essays.
American prose literature -- 20th century.
Journalism -- United States.
Literary collections -- American
Speeches, addresses, etc., American.
Genre/Form Literature.
Author Taylor, Benjamin, 1952- editor
LC no. 2014038540
ISBN 0670016691 (hardback)
9780670016693 (hardback)
Other Titles Works. Selections