The Adventures of Augie March

The Adventures of Augie March

Book - 2003
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Among the names in the papers in 1953-from Khrushchev to Charlie Chaplin, from Dwight Eisenhower to the newly crowned Queen Elizabeth-was Saul Bellow's, whose The Adventures of Augie Marchattracted enormous attention for its fresh, bold, exhilarating voice and thrust Saul Bellow into the international literary limelight. Now, on the fiftieth anniversary of the book's publication, Viking is reissuing Bellow's landmark novel in a beautiful new hardcover edition, with an introduction by Christopher Hitchens. The Adventures of Augie Marchset the stage for Bellow's Nobel Prize Award in 1976 and established him as a crucial voice that demanded to be heard. Fifty years later, it remains the best loved of Bellow's works as new readers discover this vital, truly American masterpiece.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2003
Edition: 50th anniv. ed
ISBN: 9780670032426
0670032425
Branch Call Number: BEL
Characteristics: xix, 586 p

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geezr_rdr Jun 12, 2014

The story of Augie March is compelling, and ultimately justifies the effort, but the writing style requires a commitment to lasting through the monologues and sidebars that I found somewhat excessive. There is some really good stuff buried in these pages.

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