Mr Sammler's Planet

3.74 avg rating
( 2,630 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780141188812: Mr Sammler's Planet

Attentive to everything, appalled by nothing, "Is it time to go? Blow or be blown?" Mr Sammler asks dispassionately, speculating on the future life of this--or any--planet in this superbly written tragicomexistentianihilistic coup-de-grace. 8 cassettes.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Saul Bellow was praised for his vision, his ear for detail, his humor, and the masterful artistry of his prose. Born of Russian Jewish parents in Lachine, Quebec in 1915, he was raised in Chicago. He received his Bachelor's degree from Northwestern University in 1937, with honors in sociology and anthropology, and did graduate work at the University of Wisconsin. During the Second World War he served in the Merchant Marines.

His first two novels, Dangling Man (1944) and The Victim (1947) are penetrating, Kafka-like psychological studies. In 1948 he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and spent two years in Paris and traveling in Europe, where he began his picaresque novel The Adventures of Augie March, which went on to win the National Book Award for fiction in 1954. His later books of fiction include Seize the Day (1956); Henderson the Rain King (1959); Mosby's Memoirs and Other Stories (1968); Mr. Sammler's Planet (1970); Humboldt's Gift (1975), which won the Pulitzer Prize; The Dean's December (1982); More Die of Heartbreak (1987); Theft (1988); The Bellarosa Connection (1989);The Actual (1996); Ravelstein (2000); and, most recently, Collected Stories(2001). Bellow has also produced a prolific amount of non-fiction, collected in To Jerusalem and Back, a personal and literary record of his sojourn in Israel during several months in 1975, and It All Adds Up, a collection of memoirs and essays.

Bellow's many awards include the International Literary Prize for Herzog, for which he became the first American to receive the prize; the Croix de Chevalier des Arts et Lettres, the highest literary distinction awarded by France to non-citizens; the B'nai B'rith Jewish Heritage Award for "excellence in Jewish Literature"; and America's Democratic Legacy Award of the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith, the first time this award has been made to a literary personage. In 1976 Bellow was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature "for the human understanding and subtle analysis of contemporary culture that are combined in his work."

Stanley Crouch’s books include Notes of a Hanging Judge, The All-American Skin Game (Nominated for the National Book Award), and a novel, Don’t the Moon Look Lonesome. He has received the Whiting Writer’s Award and a MacArthur Foundation “genius” award.

From AudioFile:

Seventyish, world-weary, Holocaust survivor, and keen observer of people, Mr. Artur Sammler incisively comments on civilization, the human condition and contemporary culture as he trudges through New York City. Kandinsky's voice is the perfect complement to Bellow's carefully polished words and phrases. He deliciously savors and expands upon every nuance. Kandinsky's repertoire of accents and characterizations is outstanding, and he breaks form only a few times. Brilliant in print, this audio production will entice a new generation to experience the wit and intelligence of a work that has matured like fine wine since its introduction in 1970. E.E.L. An AUDIOFILE Earphones Award winner (c)AudioFile, Portland, Maine

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Saul Bellow
Published by Penguin Classics (2007)
ISBN 10: 0141188812 ISBN 13: 9780141188812
New Paperback Quantity Available: 7
Seller
The Monster Bookshop
(Fleckney, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Classics, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. BRAND NEW ** SUPER FAST SHIPPING FROM UK WAREHOUSE ** 30 DAY MONEY BACK GUARANTEE. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000199645

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
6.04
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 0.95
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Saul Bellow
Published by Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom (2007)
ISBN 10: 0141188812 ISBN 13: 9780141188812
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Mr. Artur Sammler, Holocaust survivor, intellectual, and occasional lecturer at Columbia University in 1960s New York City, is a registrar of madness, a refined and civilized being caught among people crazy with the promises of the future (moon landings, endless possibilities). His Cyclopean gaze reflects on the degradations of city life while looking deep into the sufferings of the human soul. Sorry for all and sore at heart, he observes how greater luxury and leisure have only led to more human suffering. To Mr. Sammler-who by the end of this ferociously unsentimental novel has found the compassionate consciousness necessary to bridge the gap between himself and his fellow beings-a good life is one in which a person does what is required of him. To know and to meet the terms of the contract was as true a life as one could live. Bookseller Inventory # APG9780141188812

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
7.84
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Saul Bellow
Published by Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom (2007)
ISBN 10: 0141188812 ISBN 13: 9780141188812
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, United Kingdom, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. Mr. Artur Sammler, Holocaust survivor, intellectual, and occasional lecturer at Columbia University in 1960s New York City, is a registrar of madness, a refined and civilized being caught among people crazy with the promises of the future (moon landings, endless possibilities). His Cyclopean gaze reflects on the degradations of city life while looking deep into the sufferings of the human soul. Sorry for all and sore at heart, he observes how greater luxury and leisure have only led to more human suffering. To Mr. Sammler-who by the end of this ferociously unsentimental novel has found the compassionate consciousness necessary to bridge the gap between himself and his fellow beings-a good life is one in which a person does what is required of him. To know and to meet the terms of the contract was as true a life as one could live. Bookseller Inventory # APG9780141188812

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.13
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Saul Bellow,Saul Bellow Stanley Crouch
ISBN 10: 0141188812 ISBN 13: 9780141188812
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97801411888120000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.37
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Saul Bellow
Published by Penguin Classics 2007-10-25 (2007)
ISBN 10: 0141188812 ISBN 13: 9780141188812
New Paperback Quantity Available: 5
Seller
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Classics 2007-10-25, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # NU-GRD-00634272

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
7.35
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 2.99
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Saul Bellow (author), Stanley Crouch (introduction)
Published by Penguin Books Ltd 2007-10-25, London (2007)
ISBN 10: 0141188812 ISBN 13: 9780141188812
New paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller
Blackwell's
(Oxford, OX, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd 2007-10-25, London, 2007. paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # 9780141188812

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
8.26
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 3
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Bellow, Saul
Published by Fawcet Crest
ISBN 10: 0141188812 ISBN 13: 9780141188812
New Softcover Quantity Available: 6
Seller
Kennys Bookstore
(Olney, MD, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Fawcet Crest. Book Condition: New. 2007. Paperback. Mr Artur Sammler, intellectual and occasional lecturer at Columbia University in 1960s New York City, is a registrar of madness, a refined and civilized being caught among people crazy with the promises of the future. His Cyclopean gaze reflects on the degradations of city life while looking deep into the sufferings of the human soul. Series: Penguin Modern Classics. Num Pages: 288 pages. BIC Classification: FA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 198 x 129 x 18. Weight in Grams: 218. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9780141188812

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
12.46
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

Saul Bellow, Stanley Crouch
Published by Penguin Books Ltd
ISBN 10: 0141188812 ISBN 13: 9780141188812
New Paperback Quantity Available: 9
Seller
THE SAINT BOOKSTORE
(Southport, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Penguin Books Ltd. Paperback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, Mr Sammler's Planet, Saul Bellow, Stanley Crouch, Mr. Artur Sammler, Holocaust survivor, intellectual, and occasional lecturer at Columbia University in 1960s New York City, is a "registrar of madness", a refined and civilized being caught among people crazy with the promises of the future (moon landings and endless possibilities). His Cyclopean gaze reflects on the degradations of city life while looking deep into the sufferings of the human soul. "Sorry for all and sore at heart", he observes how greater luxury and leisure have only led to more human suffering. To Mr. Sammler - who by the end of this ferociously unsentimental novel has found the compassionate consciousness necessary to bridge the gap between himself and his fellow beings - a good life is one in which a person does what is "required of him". To know and to meet the "terms of the contract" was as true a life as one could live. Bookseller Inventory # B9780141188812

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
5.66
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: 6.95
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Bellow, Saul
Published by Fawcet Crest (2007)
ISBN 10: 0141188812 ISBN 13: 9780141188812
New Softcover Quantity Available: 6
Rating
[?]

Book Description Fawcet Crest, 2007. Book Condition: New. 2007. Paperback. Mr Artur Sammler, intellectual and occasional lecturer at Columbia University in 1960s New York City, is a registrar of madness, a refined and civilized being caught among people crazy with the promises of the future. His Cyclopean gaze reflects on the degradations of city life while looking deep into the sufferings of the human soul. Series: Penguin Modern Classics. Num Pages: 288 pages. BIC Classification: FA. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 198 x 129 x 18. Weight in Grams: 218. . . . . . . Bookseller Inventory # V9780141188812

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
12.68
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From Ireland to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

Saul Bellow,Saul Bellow Stanley Crouch
ISBN 10: 0141188812 ISBN 13: 9780141188812
New Quantity Available: 3
Seller
Speedy Hen LLC
(Sunrise, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # ST0141188812. Bookseller Inventory # ST0141188812

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
13.18
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book