Review: Saul Bellow: There is Simply Too Much to Think About

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There is Simply Too Much to Think About

by Saul Bellow (Edited by Benjamin Taylor)

Viking (2015), Hardcover, 544 Pages

Many readers of iconic American authors will tell you that they have read Herzog and The Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow. They are classics, and Bellow has written many exquisite novels-Dangling Man (My favorite) and Seize the Day readily come to mind.

The Pulitzer Prize winner and Nobel Laureate has left behind a large amount of non-fiction works as well. Editor Benjamin Taylor has compiled an excellent collection of Saul Bellows’ Interviews, Speeches, criticism and other non-fiction, which when read front to back, turns out to be somewhat of a grand tour of the mind of Bellows, as the writing spans five decades.

If this is not enough enticement, There is Simply Too Much to Think About also contains a good amount of uncollected writings. I cannot recommend this book more, whether you are a devourer of Bellows’ canon of work, or a college student who has just read Augie March for the first time.

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October 14, 2015 · 10:19 pm

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