By (author) James Atlas
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Bellow by James Atlas
Book DescriptionWith this masterly and original work, "Bellow: A Biography," National Book Award nominee James Atlas gives the first definitive account of the Nobel Prize-winning author's turbulent personal and professional life, as it unfolded against the background of twentieth-century events--the Depression, World War II, the upheavals of the sixties--and amid all the complexities of the Jewish-immigrant experience in America, which generated a vibrant new literature. Drawing upon a vast body of original research, including Bellow's extensive correspondence with Ralph Ellison, Delmore Schwartz, John Berryman, Robert Penn Warren, John Cheever, and many other luminaries of the twentieth-century literary community, Atlas weaves a rich and revealing portrait of one of the most talented and enigmatic figures in American intellectual history. Detailing Bellow's volatile marriages and numerous tempestuous relation-ships with women, publishers, and friends, "Bellow: A Biography" is a magnificent chronicle of one of the premier writers in the English language, whose prize-winning works include "Herzog," "The Adventures of Augie March," and, most recently, " Ravelstein."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780375759581
Paperback / softback
(216mm x 142mm x 44mm)
Imprint: Random House USA Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Country of Publication: India
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A new edition of the definitive book on the depression-era immigrant experience in New York City.
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Describes the world of Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg and Neal Cassady. This novel chronicles the private lives the Beats lived before they became public figures. It also describes an individualistic post-World II New York where crime is celebrated, writing is revered, and parties, booze, discussions, drugs and sex punctuate life.
Bellow, Paperback (November 2001)
This biography of the Nobel-Prize-winning writer Saul Bellow explores how the child of poor Russian Jewish immigrants became a world-famous author. It demonstrates how Bellow's work thrived on contradiction and adversity.
Plutarch's Lives, Paperback (May 2001)» View all books by James Atlas
Featuring the social history of the Greek and Roman world, this work is translated by Dryden. It is edited with a foreword by Arthur Hugh Clough and an introduction by James Atlas.
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Author Biography - James Atlas
James Atlas is the founding editor of the Lipper/Viking Penguin Lives Series. A longtime contributor to "The New Yorker" and "Vanity Fair," he was an editor at "The New York Times Magazine" for many years. His work has appeared in "The New York Times Book Review," "The New York Review of Books," and many other journals. He is the author of "Delmore Schwartz: The Life of an American Poet," which was nominated for the National Book Award, and of a novel, "The Great Pretender."
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