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Something To Remember Me By: Three Tales

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A trio of short works by the Nobel laureate and "greatest writer of American prose of the twentieth century" (James Wood, The New Republic)

While Saul Bellow is known best for his longer fiction in award-winning novels such as The Adventures of Augie March and Herzog, Something to Remember Me By will draw new readers to Bellow as it showcases his extraordinary gift for crea
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Hardcover, 222 pages
Published October 1st 1991 by Viking Books (first published 1990)
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Vishy
Jul 22, 2015 Vishy rated it liked it
Introduction by Bellow as excellent. There were some beautiful passages in the stories. The title story reminded me of the Martin Scorsese movie 'After Dark'. But overall, I was a little bit disappointed. I wasn't interested in reading about the travails of rich New Yorkers and their love affairs. I think I might have liked it when I was younger. I want to give Saul Bellow another try though - I want to read one of his bigger books, probably 'The Adventures of Augie March'.
Liana Lau
Jul 04, 2014 Liana Lau rated it it was amazing
5 stars for The Theft, 3 stars for The Bellarosa Connection & Something To Remember Me By.

I am slightly irked by his needless references to Oriental characteristics (also seen in The Actual) and characters who are inexplicably powerful and wealthy, generally after having pursued the American dream. The first-person stories grate on me the most because of the boastful confidence in every interaction. The Theft is written third-person, and it's a lot easier to manage Clara's and Teddy's force
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katy desmond
Oct 12, 2009 katy desmond rated it it was amazing
Three truly beautiful novellas. Cleverly written. Many it's a lusting for New York in the Autumn (because Bellow always feels like New York even when his work isn't set there), but these have turned me onto a writer I've never given much attention before.
Manda
Jan 05, 2014 Manda rated it liked it
Yeah, the prose was beautiful, the language was poetic and the characters were lively and multi-faceted. I wanted to love this, but none of the stories really blew my skirt up.

They were fine, really. Nothing spectacular though.
Dottie
One of my favorites of one of my favorites -- this is a bit melancholic and it seemed to me to be nearly perfect as I recall. Maybe I'll go back to it just to be sure -- one day but not now.
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Oct 10, 2012 Helene rated it it was amazing
Read the short story "Something To Remember Me By" for class and it is really good. Very interesting.
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Jul 01, 2008 Liron rated it really liked it
Bellow creates amazing characters, capturing intimate thoughts and persona's that bring them intimately, almost uncomfortably to life.
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Saul 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.

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