Something to Remember Me By by Saul Bellow audiobook

Something to Remember Me By: Three Tales

By Saul Bellow
Read by A. C. Fellner , Kevin Pariseau , and Jennifer Van Dyck

Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
8.00 Hours Unabridged
Format: CD (In Stock)
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    ISBN: 9781978680944

A collection of three novellas A Theft A clever but tender novella is also Bellow's first book to feature a woman as its principal character. A 40ish executive of an international publishing group, Clara is "the czarina of fashion writing," the breadwinner of her family. Clara's powerful facade is vulnerable to the demands of her heart. Two youthful love affairs gone sour had precipitated suicide attempts, and now she is unnerved by the theft of her emerald ring—an engagement ring from a brilliant man she never married but still adores. The Bellarosa Connection The aging, lonely, and nostalgic narrator, a memory specialist, summons from the past the book's story within a story concerning his onetime acquaintance, Jewish refugee Harry Fonstein. Saved from the hands of the Nazis by an Italian underground movement spearheaded by Broadway showman Billy Rose, Fonstein immigrates to America, where he prospers—in business and in his marriage to an obese and brilliant woman. But his obsessive efforts to thank Rose are thwarted by the charismatic yet obnoxious, even deviant personality. Something to Remember Me By The remembrance—back in Chicago of 1933—of a 17-year-old boy's first encounter with a hooker, this is a wonderfully comic episode, occurring against the somber backdrop of the lingering death of the boy's mother by cancer. The story brims over in the riches of Bellow's observing eye and his pulse-perfect renderings of life's textures in immigrant Chicago during a dreary Depression winter.

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A collection of three novellas

A Theft

A clever but tender novella is also Bellow's first book to feature a woman as its principal character. A 40ish executive of an international publishing group, Clara is "the czarina of fashion writing," the breadwinner of her family. Clara's powerful facade is vulnerable to the demands of her heart. Two youthful love affairs gone sour had precipitated suicide attempts, and now she is unnerved by the theft of her emerald ring—an engagement ring from a brilliant man she never married but still adores.

The Bellarosa Connection

The aging, lonely, and nostalgic narrator, a memory specialist, summons from the past the book's story within a story concerning his onetime acquaintance, Jewish refugee Harry Fonstein. Saved from the hands of the Nazis by an Italian underground movement spearheaded by Broadway showman Billy Rose, Fonstein immigrates to America, where he prospers—in business and in his marriage to an obese and brilliant woman. But his obsessive efforts to thank Rose are thwarted by the charismatic yet obnoxious, even deviant personality.

Something to Remember Me By

The remembrance—back in Chicago of 1933—of a 17-year-old boy's first encounter with a hooker, this is a wonderfully comic episode, occurring against the somber backdrop of the lingering death of the boy's mother by cancer. The story brims over in the riches of Bellow's observing eye and his pulse-perfect renderings of life's textures in immigrant Chicago during a dreary Depression winter.

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Author Bio: Saul Bellow

Author Bio: Saul Bellow

Saul Bellow (1915–2005), author of numerous novels, novellas, and stories, was the only novelist to receive three National Book Awards. He also received the Pulitzer Prize, the Nobel Prize in Literature, the National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, and the American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal for Fiction. During the 1967 Arab-Israeli conflict, Bellow served as a war correspondent for Newsday. He taught at New York University, Princeton, and the University of Minnesota and was chairman of the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 8.00
Audience: Adult
Language: English