Saul Bellow Against the Grain
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Saul Bellow Against the Grain

Ellen Pifer

222 pages
Paper 1991 | ISBN 978-0-8122-1369-0 | $27.50s | £18.00 | Add to cart
A volume in the Penn Studies in Contemporary American Fiction series

"A comprehensive and sound revaluation of "America's most important novelist."—Choice

Pifer contends that Bellow's fiction is radical. Going against the grain of contemporary culture and its secular pieties, the novelist undermines accepted notions of reality and challenges the "orthodoxies" created by materialist values and rationalist thought. Bellow's ten novels actually test the assumptions of traditional realism—the genre with which his fiction is usually identified.

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