Ravelstein: A Novel

By: Bellow, Saul

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Half-inch surface tear to bottom of spine slightly obscuring publisher's logo, wrappers rubbed, pages toned, pencil note to dedication page verso. 2001 Trade Paperback. We have more books available by this author!. 233 pp. Abe Ravelstein is a brilliant professor at a prominent midwestern university and a man who glories in training the movers and shakers of the political world. He has lived grandly and ferociously--and much beyond his means. His close friend Chick has suggested that he put forth a book of his convictions about the ideas which sustain humankind, or kill it, and much to Ravelstein's own surprise, he does and becomes a millionaire. Ravelstein suggests in turn that Chick write a memoir or a life of him, and during the course of a celebratory trip to Paris the two share thoughts on mortality, philosophy and history, loves and friends, old and new, and vaudeville routines from the remote past. The mood turns more somber once they have returned to the Midwest and Ravelstein succumbs to AIDS and Chick himself nearly dies. Deeply insightful and always moving, Saul Bellow's new novel is a journey through love and memory. It is brave, dark, and bleakly funny: an elegy to friendship and to lives well (or badly) lived.Keywords: SAUL BELLOW RAVELSTEIN NOBEL PRIZE CONTEMPORARY FICTION

Title: Ravelstein: A Novel

Author: Bellow, Saul

Categories: Nobel Prize Winners, Contemporary,

Edition: 1st Printing

Publisher: Penguin Books: 2001

ISBN Number: 0141001763

ISBN Number 13: 9780141001760

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Good

Seller ID: 2201761