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The Resource Mr. Sammler's planet, Saul Bellow

Mr. Sammler's planet, Saul Bellow

Label
Mr. Sammler's planet
Title
Mr. Sammler's planet
Statement of responsibility
Saul Bellow
Title variation
Mr. Sammlers planet
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Sammler, a New Yorker in his seventies, a refugee from Nazism, a thinker of complex thoughts, a touchstone around whom a heterogeneous group revolves, is not simply the protagonist but the prime mover of a many-sided novel held together by the centripetal force of his presence. The counterpoint of personalities, subplots, and incidents constitutes a tragi-comic commentary on twentieth-century urban life but it is Sammler's considered reflections on that life that dominate a novel which, most movingly, asks basic questions about how we live and what we live for at this chaotic point in history. Portions of the novel first appeared in the Atlantic."--Booklist Review
Summary
Mr Artur Sammler, a 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 into the sufferings of the human soul
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
National Book Award for Fiction, 1971.
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015034
Cataloging source
HCO
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Bellow, Saul
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Holocaust survivors
  • City and town life
  • New York (N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Label
Mr. Sammler's planet, Saul Bellow
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally appeared in Atlantic monthly in a different form."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
16637083
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
316 pages
Isbn
9780670333196
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)51438
Label
Mr. Sammler's planet, Saul Bellow
Publication
Note
"Originally appeared in Atlantic monthly in a different form."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
16637083
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
316 pages
Isbn
9780670333196
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)51438

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