9780143105473

Humboldt's Gift

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  • ISBN13:

    9780143105473

  • ISBN10:

    0143105477

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-10-28
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics
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Summary

Two twentieth-century literary masterpieces from the Nobel Prize winner Saul Bellow’s Pulitzer Prize–winning novel explores the long friendship between Charlie Citrine, a young man with an intense passion for literature, and the great poet Von Humboldt Fleisher. At the time of his death, however, Humboldt is a failure, and Charlie’s life is falling apart: his career is at a standstill, and he’s enmeshed in an acrimonious divorce, infatuated with a highly unsuitable young woman, and involved with a neurotic mafioso. And then Humboldt acts from beyond the grave, bestowing upon Charlie an unexpected legacy that may just help him turn his life around.

Author Biography

Saul Bellow (1915-û2005) wrote thirteen novels and numerous novellas and stories in his lifetime. In 1975 he won the Pulitzer Prize for Humboldt-'s Gift, and in 1976 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature. Jeffrey Eugenides is the Pulitzer Prize-ûwinning author of Middlesex and The Virgin Suicides.

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