Humboldt's Gift (Penguin Classics)

Humboldt's Gift (Penguin Classics)

Saul Bellow


“I imagine it a piece of genius, i believe it The paintings of a Genius, i feel it wonderful, appropriate, and so on. If there's literature (and this proves there's) this can be the place it’s at.” –John Cheever

Saul Bellow’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel explores the lengthy friendship among Charlie Citrine, a tender guy with an excessive ardour for literature, and the nice poet Von Humboldt Dleisher. on the time of Humboldt’s loss of life, Charlie’s lifestyles is falling aside: his profession is at a standstill, and he’s enmeshed in an acrimonious divorce, infatuated with a hugely fallacious younger lady, and concerned with a neurotic Mafioso. after which Humboldt acts from past the grave, bestowing upon Charlie an unforeseen legacy which may simply support him flip his existence around.

This Penguin Classics variation gains an advent through Jeffrey Eugenides.

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