The Adventures of Augie March by Saul Bellow won the National Book Award in 1964. The story follows the life of the eponymous hero from childhood in Chicago, through a sojourn in Mexico with a zany huntress, to life on the seas in the Merchant Marines. Full of Bellow's over-the-top characters and riddled with discourses on Big Ideas, Augie is a great American hero. Bellow is a treasure.
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Review of the Day: The Adventures of Augie March
Posted by Gilion at Rose City Reader at 5:31 PM 2 comments
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A wonderful, rich, funny and deeply significant book. Recommended to anyone.ReplyDelete
I loved it too. My mini-review obviously doesn't do it justice. I think I was too blown away by the book to write more than the essentials.ReplyDelete