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The Actual

ISBN 10: 0143105841 / 0-14-310584-1
ISBN 13: 9780143105848
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 2009
Binding: Softcover
Editorial Reviews:
Review:

"Bellow is a conservative in the best sense: he calls his readers constantly back to what they can't help but believe, at the same time insisting, as Trellman puts it, on a common recognition 'that the powers of our human genius are present where one least expects them.'"

Publishers Weekly, 03/24/1997

Review:

"There is an elegaic tone to his tale that continually reminds the reader that this is a late work, completed deep into the author's career. The language, while still distinctively Bellovian, is somewhat more subdued than in the past, though Harry's own awareness of mortality, his awareness that the clock is ticking, lends his story an urgency all its own. He seems aware, as Amy says of another character, that he is entering his 'final years,' as biographers call it--'a period of "mature" acceptance, reconciliation, openhandedness, general amnesty'."

Michiko Kakutani, New York Times, 04/25/1997

 

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Book Description: Penguin Putnam Inc, United States, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 190 x 127 mm. Brand New Book. Harry Trellman doesn t belong. Not in the Chicago orphanage where he is sent by his mother, not in high school (too brainy), not even on the streets. Human attachments? Yes, he has them, but they are like everything else in his life, singular and irregular. People who know him say that he drowns his feelings in his face, and that he has a Mongolian masked look. But though Harry stands apart, he has always been a most keen observer, listener, recorder and interpreter, and none of this is lost on the Chicago billionaire, Sigmund Adletsky, who takes Harry into his brain trust. He retains Harry to advise him. They discuss ordinary things - they gossip together. Old Adletsky has set feelings aside while he amassed his vast fortune. The old man is so apt that he divines the secrets behind Harry s mask, and brings him together with the one person Harry has loved dumbly for forty years. Amy Wustrin has not exactly stood apart from the sexual revolution while waiting for Harry to come wooing. Far from remaining the static object of his fantasy, she has moved about in the real world, from one marriage to another, from rich to broke, from hot high-school girl to correct matron. Still, in Amy, Harry sees what he calls his actual. Harry has had his opportunities with Amy, but it is not until he finds himself at the cemetery with her for the exhumation and reburial of her husband that he feels free to speak out. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780143105848

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Book Description: Penguin Putnam Inc, United States, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 190 x 127 mm. Brand New Book. Harry Trellman doesn t belong. Not in the Chicago orphanage where he is sent by his mother, not in high school (too brainy), not even on the streets. Human attachments? Yes, he has them, but they are like everything else in his life, singular and irregular. People who know him say that he drowns his feelings in his face, and that he has a Mongolian masked look. But though Harry stands apart, he has always been a most keen observer, listener, recorder and interpreter, and none of this is lost on the Chicago billionaire, Sigmund Adletsky, who takes Harry into his brain trust. He retains Harry to advise him. They discuss ordinary things - they gossip together. Old Adletsky has set feelings aside while he amassed his vast fortune. The old man is so apt that he divines the secrets behind Harry s mask, and brings him together with the one person Harry has loved dumbly for forty years. Amy Wustrin has not exactly stood apart from the sexual revolution while waiting for Harry to come wooing. Far from remaining the static object of his fantasy, she has moved about in the real world, from one marriage to another, from rich to broke, from hot high-school girl to correct matron. Still, in Amy, Harry sees what he calls his actual. Harry has had his opportunities with Amy, but it is not until he finds himself at the cemetery with her for the exhumation and reburial of her husband that he feels free to speak out. Bookseller Inventory # AAC9780143105848

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Book Description: Paperback. Book Condition: New. 127mm x 10mm x 191mm. Paperback. In this superb work of fiction, Nobel Laureate Saul Bellow writes comically and wisely about the tenacious claims of first love. Harry Trellman, an aging, astute businessman, has never bel.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 80 pages. 0.091. Bookseller Inventory # 9780143105848

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Book Description: Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. In this superb work of fiction, Nobel Laureate Saul Bellow writes comically and wisely about the tenacious claims of first love. Harry Trellman, an aging, astute businessman, has never belonged anywhere and is as awkward in his human attachments as he is gifted in observing the people around him. But Harrys observational talents have not gone unnoticed by trillionaire Sigmund Adletsky, who retains Harry as his advisor. Soon the old man discovers Harrys intense forty-year passion for a twice-divorced interior designer, Amy Wustrin. At the exhumation and reburial of her husband, Harry is provided, thanks to Sigmund, perhaps the final means for disclosing feelings amassed over a lifetime. Written late in Bellows career, The Actual is a maestros dissection of the affairs of the heart. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN, Momence,IL, Commerce,GA. book. Bookseller Inventory # 9780143105848

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