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Augie is a remarkable achievement. Bellow has brought the traditional English coming of age novel to 1920's Chicago, giving Augie a voice that is richly American in both its... Read morePublished 9 days ago by Charles Parham
Two lists of the 100 best books in the English language ninclude this book along with such heady company as "Moby Dick," "Bleak House and "The Heart of... Read morePublished 13 days ago by D. A. Fisher
"I am an American, Chicago born--Chicago, that somber city--and go at things as I have taught myself, free-style, and will make the record in my own way: first to knock, first... Read morePublished 17 days ago by Great Faulkner's Ghost
This novel can be taken in slowly--I read it over a period of several years--and enjoyed for its stunning style if nothing else. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Andrew D. Oram
I cannot recommend this book to everyone; however, "The Adventures...does tell the story of America urban challenges from the 30s-late 40s in depicting Augie finding himself. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Donna M. Bright
This is the earliest Bellow book I've read. Mr. Samler's Planet, Herzog, and Seize The Day were all excellent: gorgeous language, great insight, interesting ideas, and strong... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Dodd V. Attisani
When I first started reading this novel, I absolutely believed it was one of the best novels I had ever read, period. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Francis C. Donnelly