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By Saul Bellow

A trio of brief works via the Nobel laureate and "greatest author of yank prose of the 20 th century" (James wooden, The New Republic)

While Saul Bellow is understood top for his longer fiction in award-winning novels corresponding to The Adventures of Augie March and Herzog, Something to recollect Me By will draw new readers to Bellow because it showcases his notable reward for developing memorable characters inside of a smaller canvas.

The lack of a hoop in A Theft is helping an oft-married girl comprehend her personal knowledge and potential for romance. In The Bellarosa Connection, Harry Fonstein has escaped from Nazi brutality with the aid of an underground association masterminded by way of the mythical Broadway impresario Billy Rose, and his tale maintains in the US . within the name tale, seventeen-year-old Louie—whose mom is loss of life of cancer—strays faraway from domestic and unearths no longer solace yet humiliation and, eventually, the blessing of his father's wrath.

This Penguin Classics variation positive aspects an advent via Nicole Krauss.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the major writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking global. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents an international bookshelf of the simplest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts greater through introductions and notes through wonderful students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations through award-winning translators.

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