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Book Title: Une affinité véritable|
Date of issue: January 14th 1998
ISBN 13: 9782070748389
The author of the book: Saul Bellow
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 516 KB
Read full description of the books Une affinité véritable:Harry Trellman n'a pas sa place. Ni dans l'orphelinat de Chicago où sa mère l'envoie, ni à l'université, ni même dans la rue. Certes, il a des attaches, mais elles sont, comme sa vie, singulières et fluctuantes. A l'écart, il observe la comédie sociale et ses faux-semblants. Il envisage de tout quitter, de changer de vie, de partir en Chine, par exemple ; une personne, pourtant, le retient à Chicago : depuis l'enfance il voue à Amy Wustrin un amour lointain, résigné. Trente ans auparavant ils ont connu une minute d'intensité sans égale, puis Amy a cherché l'amour ailleurs... Tandis qu'éclatait la révolution sexuelle, elle a parcouru le monde réel, d'un mariage à l'autre, de la richesse au dénuement, de l'adolescente délurée qu'elle était à la matrone convenable qu'elle est devenue. Mais Harry n'a cessé d'éprouver pour Amy une " affinité véritable ". Dans ce roman à la fois poignant et comique, Saul Bellow suit ses personnages à travers une existence d'espoirs déçus jusqu'au moment où, autour d'une tombe, lors d'une étrange cérémonie, ils vont se trouver réunis.
Read information about the authorSaul Bellow was born in Lachine, Quebec, a suburb of Montreal, in 1915, and was raised in Chicago. He attended the University of Chicago, received his Bachelor's degree from Northwestern University in 1937, with honors in sociology and anthropology, did graduate work at the University of Wisconsin, and served in the Merchant Marine during World War II.
Mr. Bellow's first novel, Dangling Man, was published in 1944, and his second, The Victim, in 1947. In 1948 he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and spent two years in Paris and traveling in Europe, where he began The Adventures of Augie March,, which won the National Book Award for fiction in 1954. Later books include Seize The Day (1956), Henderson The Rain King (1959), Herzog (1964), Mosby's Memoirs and Other Stories (1968), and Mr. Sammler's Planet (1970). Humboldt's Gift (1975), was awarded the Pulitzer Prize. Both Herzog and Mr. Sammler's Planet were awarded the National Book Award for fiction. Mr. Bellow's first non-fiction work, To Jerusalem and Back: A Personal Account, published on October 25,1976, is his personal and literary record of his sojourn in Israel during several months in 1975.
In 1965 Mr. Bellow was awarded the International Literary Prize for Herzog, becoming the first American to receive the prize. In January 1968 the Republic of France awarded him the Croix de Chevalier des Arts et Lettres, the highest literary distinction awarded by that nation to non-citizens, and in March 1968 he received the B'nai B'rith Jewish Heritage Award for "excellence in Jewish literature", and in November 1976 he was awarded the America's Democratic Legacy Award of the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith, the first time this award was made to a literary personage.
A playwright as well as a novelist, Saul Bellow was the author of The Last Analysis and of three short plays, collectively entitled Under the Weather, which were produced on Broadway in 1966. He contributed fiction to Partisan Review, Playboy, Harper's Bazaar, The New Yorker, Esquire, and to literary quarterlies. His criticism appeared in The New York Times Book Review, Horizon, Encounter, The New Republic, The New Leader, and elsewhere. During the 1967 Arab-lsraeli conflict, he served as a war correspondent for Newsday. He taught at Bard College, Princeton University, and the University of Minnesota, and was a member of the Committee on Social Thought at the University of Chicago.
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