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Saul Bellow followed up his rather lackluster debut novel, Dangling Man, with this much better work. Read morePublished on October 30, 2013 by M. Buzalka
In a Guggenheim Fellowship application in 1945, Saul Bellow described his then work-in-progress, "The Victim" as "a novel whose theme was guilt. Read morePublished on May 22, 2009 by Robin Friedman
How responsible can one person be for the fate of another? Kirby Allbee ("be-all"=Everyman) thinks that Asa Leventhal is to blame for his losing his job, his wife, and his... Read morePublished on September 26, 2007 by Bomojaz
Like another reviewer, I picked this novel up with the intention of broadening my literary horizons. Read morePublished on August 28, 2006 by W. Moshir-Fatemi
Bellow's first two novels are apprentice works. In this work he gives signs of the voice to come but has not yet freed himself completely into a voice of his own. Read morePublished on April 7, 2005 by Shalom Freedman
Readers should know that The Victim is, at its core, an Americanized version of The Eternal Husband by Dostoyevsky. Read morePublished on January 4, 2005 by a reader
Why is it that Canadians don't understand this book? While I agree it's not Bellow's best work, it's certainly a worthwhile read, painting a memorable portrait of a neurotic New... Read morePublished on December 26, 2000
Trying to broaden my literary horizons, I thought I'd pick up The Victim by Saul Bellow. After all, one of the quotes on the cover proclaimed "One novel by Bellow is worth a... Read morePublished on March 28, 1999