Seize the Day (Penguin Classics)

By Saul Bellow, Cynthia Ozick

“What makes all of this so impressive isn't in basic terms Bellow’s eye and ear for important element. neither is it his expertise for exposing the innards of personality in a paragraph, a sentence, a word. it's Bellow’s imaginative and prescient, his uncanny skill to grab the instant and to determine past it.” –Chicago Sun-Times

Fading charmer Tommy Wilhelm has reached his day of reckoning and is scared. In his forties, he nonetheless keeps a boyish impetuousness that has introduced him to the threshold of chaos: he's separated from his spouse and kids, at odds together with his useless, profitable father, failed in his performing occupation (a Hollywood agent as soon as forged him because the “type that loses the girl”), and in a monetary mess. during one climactic day he reports his prior error and non secular malaise, till a mysterious philosophizing con guy can provide him an excellent, illuminating second of fact and realizing, and provides him one final hope….

This Penguin Classics variation comprises an creation by way of Cynthia Ozick.

For greater than seventy years, Penguin has been the top writer of vintage literature within the English-speaking international. With greater than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the simplest works all through heritage and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the series to supply authoritative texts stronger by means of introductions and notes by way of wonderful students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by way of award-winning translators.

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The vegetation and lighting fused ecstatically in Wilhelm's blind, rainy eyes; the heavy sea-like track got here as much as his ears. It poured into him the place he had hidden himself within the heart of a crowd by means of the nice and satisfied oblivion of tears. He heard it and sank deeper than sorrow, via torn sobs and cries towards the consummation of his heart's final desire.

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