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Author Name:    BELLOW, Saul

Title:   Mosby's Memoirs And Other Stories. First Edition in dustjacket.

Publisher:    Viking, New York, 1968, 

Seller ID:   8782

BELLOW, Saul. Mosby's Memoirs And Other Stories. New York : Viking, (1968).Pp (8),3- ,(2). 8vo, blue board, white cloth spine The stories: "Leaving t he Yellow House" (1957); "The Old System" (1967); " Looking for Mr. Green" (1951); "The Gonzaga Manuscripts" (1954); "A Father-to-Be" (1955); and "Mosby's Memoirs" (1968) "The human comedy, preposterous, pathetic, poignantly suggestive, is the subject of these six stories From Hattie, valiantly assailing the seasons (and the bottle); in the Utah desert, to Mosby, the wit, diplomat, professor, at ease in Mexico and mincingiy but unerringly circling toward an inner abyss, Saul Bellow's characters confront, in their highlyindividual ways, the enigmas and oddities of existence. Rogin, a father-to -be in his own lively imagination, is startled to discover himself seated in the New York subway next to his own grown son—or what he takes to be a reasonable facsimile tnereof. Dr. tfraun, the distmguished biochemist of 'TheOld System,' a man whose intellectual scope encompasses the island univers es and the molecular processes of heredity, struggles to find a place in the scheme of things for two cousins whom he loves but whose high-pitched emotionss appear to make a crude circus of human passion. George Grebe, looking tor Mr. Green at the depth of the Depression in Chicago to deliver a relief check, and Clarence Feiler, searching for the Gonzaga Manuscripts in Madrid, also collide with the unpredictable stutt that constitutes human experience. And to meet human experience in the stories of Saul Bellow is to recognize its mystery and inexhaustible fascination." - from the dj. Stain to flyleaf, tape marks to covers, else very good in nicked unclipped dustjacket. 20.00


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