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Book Title: La resa dei conti|
The size of the: 5.34 MB
Date of issue: 1996
ISBN 13: 9788806460457
The author of the book: Saul Bellow
Format files: PDF
Read full description of the books:Tommy Wilhelm, il protagonista di "La resa dei conti", è certamente uno dei personaggi più riusciti di Saul Bellow e della letteratura americana contemporanea. Uomo debole e impulsivo, sospinto da eventi incalzanti che non riesce a comprendere appieno - la separazione dalla moglie, il difficile rapporto col padre -, Tommy è soffocato da un nodo di rivolta e dolore che non sa esprimere, e in questa sua accorta impotenza diventa, pagina dopo pagina, il commovente campione di una lotta contro un mondo opprimente e privo di amore. E' così che una giornata qualunque a New York, tra un grande albergo, una caffeteria e la sala della Borsa, diventa per questo umanissimo personaggio l'occasione per il bilancio di un'intera esistenza. L'esistenza di uno, per usare le stesse parole di Bellow, "che nella sua vita ha sbagliato tutto".
Read information about the authorSaul Bellow was born in Lachine, Quebec, a suburb of Montreal, in 1915, and was raised in Chicago. He attended the University of Chicago, received his Bachelor's degree from Northwestern University in 1937, with honors in sociology and anthropology, did graduate work at the University of Wisconsin, and served in the Merchant Marine during World War II.
Mr. Bellow's first novel, Dangling Man, was published in 1944, and his second, The Victim, in 1947. In 1948 he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and spent two years in Paris and traveling in Europe, where he began The Adventures of Augie March,, which won the National Book Award for fiction in 1954. Later books include Seize The Day (1956), Henderson The Rain King (1959), Herzog (1964), Mosby's Memoirs and Other Stories (1968), and Mr. Sammler's Planet (1970). Humboldt's Gift (1975), was awarded the Pulitzer Prize. Both Herzog and Mr. Sammler's Planet were awarded the National Book Award for fiction. Mr. Bellow's first non-fiction work, To Jerusalem and Back: A Personal Account, published on October 25,1976, is his personal and literary record of his sojourn in Israel during several months in 1975.
In 1965 Mr. Bellow was awarded the International Literary Prize for Herzog, becoming the first American to receive the prize. In January 1968 the Republic of France awarded him the Croix de Chevalier des Arts et Lettres, the highest literary distinction awarded by that nation to non-citizens, and in March 1968 he received the B'nai B'rith Jewish Heritage Award for "excellence in Jewish literature", and in November 1976 he was awarded the America's Democratic Legacy Award of the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith, the first time this award was made to a literary personage.
A playwright as well as a novelist, Saul Bellow was the author of The Last Analysis and of three short plays, collectively entitled Under the Weather, which were produced on Broadway in 1966. He contributed fiction to Partisan Review, Playboy, Harper's Bazaar, The New Yorker, Esquire, and to literary quarterlies. His criticism appeared in The New York Times Book Review, Horizon, Encounter, The New Republic, The New Leader, and elsewhere. During the 1967 Arab-lsraeli conflict, he served as a war correspondent for Newsday. He taught at Bard College, Princeton University, and the University of Minnesota, and was a member of the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago.
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