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The Resource The adventures of Augie March, Saul Bellow ; with an introduction by Christopher Hitchens

The adventures of Augie March, Saul Bellow ; with an introduction by Christopher Hitchens

Label
The adventures of Augie March
Title
The adventures of Augie March
Statement of responsibility
Saul Bellow ; with an introduction by Christopher Hitchens
Creator
Contributor
Author
Author of introduction
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A penniless and parentless Chicago boy growing up in the Great Depression, Augie March drifts through life latching on to a wild succession of occupations, including butler, thief, dog-washer, sailor and salesman. He is a 'born recruit', easily influenced by others who try to mould his destiny. Not until he tangles with the glamorous Thea, a huntress with a trained eagle, can he attempt to break free. A modern day Everyman on an odyssey in search of reality and identity, Augie March is the star performer in Bellow's exuberant, richly observed human variety show. 'Funny, poignant, crowded with carnivalesque types and yet narrated in a voice that is lonely and simple, it is Bellow's fat comic masterpiece' Observer
Member of
Summary
Refusing to submit to specialization, Augie March wanders from job to job, experiencing life in its fullness
Theme
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
National Book Award for Fiction, 1954.
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015024
Cataloging source
BDS
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Bellow, Saul
Index
no index present
Language note
English
Literary form
fiction
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Hitchens, Christopher
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True
Series statement
Penguin modern classics
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  • Young men
  • Depressions
  • Depressions
  • Families
  • Americans
  • Young men
  • Failure (Psychology)
  • Americans
  • Young men
  • Depressions
  • Picaresque literature
  • Chicago (Ill.)
  • Chicago (Ill.)
  • Mexico
Target audience
adult
Label
The adventures of Augie March, Saul Bellow ; with an introduction by Christopher Hitchens
Instantiates
Publication
Note
First published: 1953
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000022139354
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xv, 536 pages
Isbn
9780141184869
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
00002330
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)59529828
Label
The adventures of Augie March, Saul Bellow ; with an introduction by Christopher Hitchens
Publication
Note
First published: 1953
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000022139354
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xv, 536 pages
Isbn
9780141184869
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
00002330
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)59529828

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