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Stanley Crouchs books include Notes of a Hanging Judge, The All-American Skin Game (Nominated for the National Book Award), and a novel, Dont the Moon Look Lonesome. He has received the Whiting Writers Award and a MacArthur Foundation "genius" award.
I originally read this in 1970 while in college. I especially liked Mr. Sammler's (Saul Bellow's) observation on life in NYC at a time when it was all falling apart around them. Read morePublished 6 months ago by James Wolfe
A tedious novel without plot nor caracters, full of appaling dialogue, naive pseudo-philosofical mumbo-jumbo and stupid generalizations on the Woman, the Black People, the Space... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Nosferatu
This book vastly lowered my estimation of Saul Bellow, which was based primarily on the quality of the novella, Seize the Day. Like Seize the Day, Mr. Read morePublished 8 months ago by JMH
To some people, experience seemed wealth. He never wanted such riches.
Mr.Sammler is a cultured, civilized, preoccupied septuagenarian in New York in the 1960s. Read more
I read Augie March and Mr. Sammler's Planet...these works are very life affirming, beautiful works. I cannot wait to read more of Bellow's works.Published 14 months ago by Todd Edwards
Arthur Sammler, an intellectual Polish Jew, friend of HG Wells and survivor of the holocaust, lives in New York, a patriarchal figure to his nephews and nieces and wayward daughter... Read morePublished 15 months ago by An admirer of Saul
This is another bummed out older man, tormented by demons, reflecting on his life.
The experience of a concentration camp would certainly be a cause for such angst. Read more
This novel was mainly a vehicle to get inside Bellow's mind. And what a mind it is! This is intellectual reading, and many of the ideas could just have easily been put forth in an... Read morePublished 16 months ago by Dodd V. Attisani