There Is Simply Too Much to Think About by Saul Bellow audiobook

There Is Simply Too Much to Think About: Collected Nonfiction

By Saul Bellow
Edited by  Benjamin Taylor
Read by Malcolm Hillgartner

Blackstone Publishing 9780670016693
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A sweeping collection and a tribute to one of the most influential, daring, and visionary minds of the twentieth century The year 2015 marks several literary milestones: the centennial of Saul Bellow’s birth, the tenth anniversary of his death, and the publication of Zachary Leader’s much anticipated biography. Bellow—a Nobel laureate, Pulitzer Prize winner, and the only novelist to receive three National Book Awards—has long been regarded as one of America’s most cherished authors. Here, Benjamin Taylor, editor of the acclaimed Saul Bellow: Letters, presents lesser-known aspects of the iconic writer. Arranged chronologically, this literary time capsule displays the full extent of Bellow’s nonfiction, including criticism, interviews, speeches, and other reflections, tracing his career from his initial success as a novelist until the end of his life. Bringing together six classic pieces with an abundance of previously uncollected material, There Is Simply Too Much to Think About is a powerful reminder not only of Bellow’s genius but also of his enduring place in the Western canon, and it is sure to be widely reviewed and talked about for years to come.

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Summary

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A New York Times Editor’s Choice

A sweeping collection and a tribute to one of the most influential, daring, and visionary minds of the twentieth century

The year 2015 marks several literary milestones: the centennial of Saul Bellow’s birth, the tenth anniversary of his death, and the publication of Zachary Leader’s much anticipated biography. Bellow—a Nobel laureate, Pulitzer Prize winner, and the only novelist to receive three National Book Awards—has long been regarded as one of America’s most cherished authors. Here, Benjamin Taylor, editor of the acclaimed Saul Bellow: Letters, presents lesser-known aspects of the iconic writer.

Arranged chronologically, this literary time capsule displays the full extent of Bellow’s nonfiction, including criticism, interviews, speeches, and other reflections, tracing his career from his initial success as a novelist until the end of his life. Bringing together six classic pieces with an abundance of previously uncollected material, There Is Simply Too Much to Think About is a powerful reminder not only of Bellow’s genius but also of his enduring place in the Western canon, and it is sure to be widely reviewed and talked about for years to come.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“This rich…collection of Bellow’s reviews, essays, speeches, and interviews illuminate his lifelong exploration of what it means to be an American, a Jew, and a writer. As assembled by Taylor, the pieces succeed in showing that Bellow’s calling was, in the novelist’s own words, ‘not to preach but to relate.’” Publishers Weekly
“Even a decade after his death, this collection illuminates Bellow’s continued relevance and confirms his standing as one of the most important American writers of the twentieth century.” Library Journal
“Nobel Prize winner Bellow was a prolific writer of nonfiction: essays, reviews, interviews, talks, and memoirs. Organized by decade, the fifty-seven pieces in this volume, edited by Taylor, trace both Bellow’s writing career and his outspoken opinions on politics, literature, and intellectual life in America during the second half of the twentieth century.…This comprehensive collection illuminates Bellow’s sense of his own identity and his changing world.” Kirkus Reviews

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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 : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Literary Collections
Runtime: 20.48
Audience: Adult
Language: English