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Albert Corde dean of a Chicago college is unprepared for the violent response to his expose of city corruption Accused of betraying his city as w Do you remember the nightmares that poured out of the hearts of the people of Rumania after the brief glory of glasnost We

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Ell as being a racist he journeys to Bucharest where his mother in law lies dying only to find corruption rife in the Communist capital Switching This is the most powerful of Bellow s novels I ve read to date An aging journalist turned college dean caught up in situatio

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Back and forth between the two cities The Dean's December represents Bellow's most spirited resistance to the forces of our time Malcolm Bradbur This was another beautiful story from Bellow but uite a bit melancholy that the others I have read Herzog Augie March Mr Sa

  • Paperback
  • 320
  • The Dean's December
  • Saul Bellow
  • English
  • 23 October 2018
  • 9780140189131

About the Author: Saul Bellow

Saul Bellow was born in Lachine uebec 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 Marines during World War IIMr Bellow's first novel Dangling Man was p



10 thoughts on “The Dean's December

  1. says:

    Do you remember the nightmares that poured out of the hearts of the people of Rumania after the brief glory of glasnost We shouldn’t soon forget themAnd Saul Bellow here just gives us the barest but scariest outline of it long before the Eastern Bloc had crumbled to dustAlbert Corde university dean is being dragged frustratingly

  2. says:

    Astonishing by FAR Bellow's most accomplished book Tender intelligent passionate death hauntedof course it is Bellow perfectly constructed far richer in both plot and character than one usually expects from Bellow coherenteven the intellectual moments are so much throughly digested and the poetics of the final movement just a masterpiece

  3. says:

    This is the story of Albert Corde a college dean whose Roumanian astronomer wife Minna defected to the West with the encouragement and help of her intellectual mother Dr Valeria Raresh Now Dr Raresh has suffered

  4. says:

    Now I understand why teachers dissuade overuse of parenthetical notes I have come to really dislike the protagonist I cannot think of another text that has ever affected me in that way as well as Bellow's overuse of the words feminine female and lady to describe anything a woman does Female generosity on page 143 feminine poise on page 107

  5. says:

    This is the most powerful of Bellow's novels I've read to date An aging journalist turned college dean caught up in situations which emphasize the personal ramifications of the social political storms raging at home and the unforgiving communist bureaucracy of his wife's homeland of Rumania Haunted by hostile po

  6. says:

    Bellow’s reputation as a remarkable prose stylist shows here in the way he uses detail to foreshadow The heightened use of contrast too sets the book apart from his other novels; the story itself follows the same template used for Bellow's other novels – the lives of the urban upper class and educated What's different

  7. says:

    This was another beautiful story from Bellow but uite a bit melancholy that the others I have read Herzog Augie

  8. says:

    A humane man struggles with meaning and mortality amid modernity’s failed utopias East and West

  9. says:

    The Dean's December is set back in the early '80's when I guess need to check the dates Communist control in Eastern Europe was still in place The book centers on a middle aged intellectual Dean who accompanies his wife to Bucharest to be with her mother for her final days of life The book is mostly conversations and thoughts that the Dean has over the month of December with the narrative pivoting between events in Buc

  10. says:

    This is gentle and somewhat sedate but every thing that happens in it resonates I suppose some people must play a billion notes to enthrall you and some can play a few carefully placed harmonies and seduce you with their fictional worlds

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