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Nov 30, 2010
| ISBN 9780143106104
Nov 30, 2010
| ISBN 9781101665473
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Nov 30, 2010 | ISBN 9780143106104
Nov 30, 2010 | ISBN 9781101665473
“The best novel to come out of America—or England—for a generation.” —V.S. Pritchett, The New York Review of Books A Penguin Classic In this unique noir masterpiece by the incomparable Saul Bellow, a young man is sucked into the mysterious, heat-filled vortex of New York City. Asa Leventhal, a temporary bachelor with his wife away on a visit to her mother, attempts to find relief from a Gotham heat wave, only to be accosted in the park by a down-at-the-heels stranger who accuses Leventhal of ruining his life. Unable to shake the stranger loose, Leventhal is led by his own self-doubts and suspicions into a nightmare of paranoia and fear. This Penguin Classics edition features an introduction by National Book Award winner Norman Rush.For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.
Saul Bellow was born of Russian Jewish parents in Lachine, Quebec, in 1915, and was raised in Chicago. He received his bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University in 1937. His novel The Adventures of Augie March won the National Book Award for fiction… More about Saul Bellow
By the Winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature“A kind of Dostoyevskian nightmare…written with unusual power and insight.” –The New York Times
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