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The Dean's December

(1981)
A novel by

 
Through his chief character Dean Albert Corde, Bellow is attacking an even larger problem: the human knowability of truth, and the artifice in our views of history. Corde , a resident of Chicago, travels with his Roumanian wife Minna back to her home country and dying process of her famous mother. Here Crode is afforded a comparison of the decay of communism and the decay of democracy in his tale of two cities. As he hibernates in Bucharest thinking about the grimness of the Eastern bloc, he also mulls over a murder in Chicago, the doomed, black underclass of America, lead poisoning of the planet, the failure of prison reform in Chicago, the distortions of the media, the failure of the modern university, and is overwhelmed by the nightmare of it all.

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Hardback Editions

December 1982 : USA Hardback
Title: Dean's December
Author(s): Saul Bellow
ISBN: 0-8161-3404-9 / 978-0-8161-3404-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: G. K. Hall & Company
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March 1982 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: The Dean's December (Alison Press Books)
Author(s): Saul Bellow
ISBN: 0-436-03952-4 / 978-0-436-03952-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Secker
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December 1981 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: The Dean's December
Author(s): Saul Bellow
ISBN: 0-06-014849-7 / 978-0-06-014849-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Harper & Row
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Paperback Editions

January 2008 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Dean's December (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): Saul Bellow
ISBN: 0-14-118886-3 / 978-0-14-118886-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
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April 1998 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Dean's December (Penguin Classics)
Author(s): Saul Bellow
ISBN: 0-14-018913-0 / 978-0-14-018913-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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January 1983 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Deans December
Author(s): Bellow
ISBN: 0-671-60254-3 / 978-0-671-60254-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket
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1982 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: The Dean's December
Author(s): Saul Bellow
ISBN: 0-14-006252-1 / 978-0-14-006252-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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January 1983 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: Dean's December
Author(s): Bellow
ISBN: 0-671-45806-X / 978-0-671-45806-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Washington Square Press
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January 1983 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: The Dean's December
Author(s): Saul Bellow
ISBN: 0-671-46476-0 / 978-0-671-46476-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket Books
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Audio Editions

May 2015 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: The Dean's December: A Novel
Author(s): Saul Bellow
ISBN: 1-5046-0758-9 / 978-1-5046-0758-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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May 2015 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: The Dean's December: Library Edition
Author(s): Saul Bellow
ISBN: 1-5046-0756-2 / 978-1-5046-0756-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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May 2015 : USA MP3 CD
thumbTitle: The Dean's December: A Novel
Author(s): Saul Bellow
ISBN: 1-5046-0757-0 / 978-1-5046-0757-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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Kindle Editions

March 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Dean's December
Author(s): Saul Bellow
Publisher: Odyssey Editions
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April 2012 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: The Dean's December (Penguin Modern Classics)
Author(s): Saul Bellow
Publisher: Penguin
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