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Collected Stories

(2001)
A collection of stories by

 
Saul Bellow's Collected Stories, handpicked by the author, display the depth of character and acumen of the Nobel laureate's narrative powers. While he has garnered acclaim as a novelist, Bellow's shorter works prove equally strong. Primarily set in a sepia-toned Chicago, characters (mostly men) deal with family issues, desires, memories, and failings--often arriving at humorous if not comic situations. In the process, these quirky and wholly real characters examine human nature.

The narrative is straightforward, with deftly handled shifts in time, and the prose is concise, sometimes pithy, with equal parts humor and grace. In "Looking for Mr. Green," Bellow describes a relief worker sized up by tenants: "They must have realized that he was not a college boy employed afternoons by a bill collector, trying foxily to pass for a relief clerk, recognized that he was an older man who knew himself what need was, who had more than an average seasoning in hardship. It was evident enough if you looked at the marks under his eyes and at the sides of his mouth." This collection should appeal both to those familiar with Bellow's work and to those seeking an introduction. --Michael Ferch

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Hardback Editions

November 2001 : USA Hardback
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Title: Collected Stories
Author(s): Saul Bellow
ISBN: 0-670-89172-X / 978-0-670-89172-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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April 2001 : USA Hardback
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Title: Saul Bellow Collected Stories
Author(s): Saul Bellow
ISBN: 0-670-89486-9 / 978-0-670-89486-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking Adult
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Paperback Editions

August 2013 : UK Paperback
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Title: Saul Bellow: Collected Stories (Penguin Classics)
Author(s): Saul Bellow
ISBN: 0-14-310725-9 / 978-0-14-310725-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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August 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: Collected Stories (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): Saul Bellow
ISBN: 0-14-118878-2 / 978-0-14-118878-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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October 2002 : UK Paperback
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Title: Collected Stories
Author(s): Saul Bellow
ISBN: 0-14-200164-3 / 978-0-14-200164-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books
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November 2002 : UK Paperback
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Title: Collected Stories
Author(s): Saul Bellow
ISBN: 0-14-029289-6 / 978-0-14-029289-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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Audio Editions

October 2001 : USA Audio CD

Title: Collected Short Stories
Author(s): Saul Bellow
ISBN: 1-56511-509-0 / 978-1-56511-509-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Highbridge (Aud)
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April 2001 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: Collected Short Stories
Author(s): Saul Bellow
ISBN: 1-56511-436-1 / 978-1-56511-436-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Highbridge (Aud)
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Kindle Editions

April 2013 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Collected Stories (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): Saul Bellow
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon UK   



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