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0.5 out of 50.5 out of 50.5 out of 50.5 out of 50.5 out of 5 0.50 (2 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Saul Bellow Narrator: Dawn Harvey, Grover Gardner, Joe Barrett, Sean Runnette Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Him with His Foot in His Mouth, and Other Stories is a collection of short fiction from one of the most influential authors of the twentieth century. In the title piece, a musicologist awaiting extradition in British Columbia reflects on the events of his past that led to his criminal offense—beginning with a thoughtless insult he’d given over thirty years earlier. “What Kind of Day Did You Have?” explores the humorous conflicts in a single day in the lives of a divorcée and her lovers. Reanimating the Chicago of the past as only Bellow can, “Zetland: By a Character Witness” tells the story of the early life of a brilliant but eccentric artist. In “A Silver Dish” a man mourning his father recalls his memories of their relationship. And in “Cousins” a successful man is drawn into his cousin’s life of criminal activities. Witty and at times emotional, Him with His Foot in His Mouth, and Other Stories is a must-have collection for all Bellow fans.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Family fiction and the fiction-of-ideas: these are the two competing concerns in Bellow’s recent work—with the combination at its most problematic in his last novel, The Dean’s December. Here, however, in five shorter works from the past decade, those seemingly contradictory roles—the darkly comic memoirist, the thorny essayist—are on more rewarding display, occasionally even blending in a richly charming way…This welcome gathering presents the restless Bellow voice in full cry—taut, colorful, Talmudic, and large-hearted.”

    Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

  • “The backbone of twentieth-century American literature has been provided by two novelists—William Faulkner and Saul Bellow.”

    Philip Roth, Pulitzer Prize–winning author, praise for the author

  • “If the soul is the mind at its purest, best, clearest, busiest, profoundest, then Bellow’s charge has been to restore the soul to American literature.”

    New York Times, praise for the author

  • “Sharp, erudite, beautifully measured…[Bellow] is one of the most gifted chroniclers of the Western world.”

    Times (London), praise for the author

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