The Dean's December (The First Edition Society)

By: Bellow, Saul; Bloom, Allan

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First edition. 1982 Hard Cover. 377, [1] pp. Full red leather, gilt titles and decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, ribbon marker bound in. Preface by Allan Bloom, illustrations by Robert Heindel. Dean Corde is a man of position and authority at a Chicago university. He accompanies his wife to Bucharest where her mother, a celebrated figure, lies dying in a state hospital. As he tries to help her grapple with an unfeeling bureaucracy, news filters through to him of problems left behind in Chicago. A student had been been murdered and Corde had directed that charges be pressed against two black youths, but controversy and pressure are mounting against the university administration. Further, a series of articles written by Corde has offended influential Chicagoans whom he had counted as friends. Corde is troubled: at home the centre is not holding firm, in Eastern Europe authority is cruel and dehumanising. Saul Bellow (June 10, 1915 April 5, 2005) was a Canadian-born American writer. For his literary contributions, Bellow was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the Nobel Prize for Literature, and the National Medal of Arts. He is the only writer to have won the National Book Award three times, and the only writer to have been nominated for it six times.

Title: The Dean's December (The First Edition Society)

Author: Bellow, Saul; Bloom, Allan

Illustrator: Heindel, Robert

Categories: Pulitzer Prize Winners, Nobel Prize Winners, Canadian, Franklin Library, Leather-Bound,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: Franklin Center, Pennsylvania, The Franklin Library: 1982

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 2307043