Mr. Sammler's planet
Viking Press, 1970 - 313 עמודים
Mr. Artur Sammler, Holocaust survivor, intellectual, and occasional lecturer at Columbia University in 1960s New York City, is a aregistrar of madness,a 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. aSorry for all and sore at heart,a he observes how greater luxury and leisure have only led to more human suffering. To Mr. Sammlerawho by the end of this ferociously unsentimental novel has found the compassionate consciousness necessary to bridge the gap between himself and his fellow beingsaa good life is one in which a person does what is arequired of him.a To know and to meet the aterms of the contracta was as true a life as one could live. At its heart, this novel is quintessential Bellow: moral, urbane, sublimely humane.
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LibraryThing Reviewביקורת משתמש - AlanWPowers - LibraryThing
Here's one of the essential books for understanding 20thC America, though of course it is especially revealing about NYC, which means that 20C America bears more than a tincture of Europe. Mr Sammler ... קרא סקירה מלאה
LibraryThing Reviewביקורת משתמש - richardderus - LibraryThing
BkC6) Fun, fun, fun to read. Not the story, mind, but the storytelling! Have to take issue with myself here. This isn't quite as fluffy as this one-liner makes it sound. Rating: 3.75* of five The Book ... קרא סקירה מלאה