Seize the Day (Penguin Twentieth Century Classics)

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This novel is a portrait of one day in the life of Tommy Wilhelm, a man on the brink of despair. He is a man who has lost his wife, his children, all his money, the respect of his father, and is on the point of losing the support of the one woman whose love could help save him.

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SAUL BELLOW's dazzling career as a novelist has been marked with numerous literary prizes, including the 1976 Nobel Prize, and the Gold Medal for the Novel. His other books include The Adventures of Augie March, Herzog, More Die of Heartbreak, Mosby's Memoirs and Other Stories, Mr. Sammler's Planet, Seize The Day and The Victim. Saul Bellow died in 2005.

Cynthia Ozick (b.1928 ) is an American writer whose works are about Jewish American life. Ozick Her most recent novel, Heir to the Glimmering World (2004), has received much praise in the literary press. She was on the shortlist for the 2005 Man Booker International Prize

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Saul Bellow is recognized as one of the most important American writers of the twentieth century. He was born in 1915 to Russian immigrant parents in Quebec, Canada. His first two novels, Dangling Man (1944) and The Victim (1947), attracted a small following, but it was his next novel, The Adventures of Augie March (1953), that put Bellow on the literary map. Bellow's other works of fiction include Herzog (1964), and Humboldt's Gift (1975, winner of the Pulitzer Prize), Ravelstein (2000). Bellow was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1976. He died in 2005.

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