Tuesday, July 21, 2015

End

                                "At this time he had no messages for anyone. Nothing. Not a single word."

7 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

I'm finding it a bit cryptic! Guess I don't know my Saul Bellow.

Prashant C. Trikannad said...

David, here's an author I have always meant to read. He was closely associated with the famous Indian poet A.K. Ramanujan.

Sarah Laurence said...

I'm relieved that this is a literary reference and not an end to your blog!

pattinase (abbott) said...

I think I have read almost all of his novels and this was the best one IMHO.

Richard Prosch said...

Love/hate for Bellow. Between this one--which I never finished--and MR. SAMMLER'S PLANET--which I did--I found him brilliant, superficial, wonderfully inventive and surprisingly naive. A real mix of things that left me inspired and annoyed -- but never at the same time!

David Cranmer said...

Charles, Just a favorite last line from a favorite novel.

Prashant, I enjoy the man's poetic approach. I can open any book of his at any random passage and learn something.

Thanks, Sarah! And may I add its always a pleasure when you stop by for a visit.

Patti, Not sure I could pick his best though this is damn near at the top.

Richard, I never viewed Bellow as superficial. But I will go with you on brilliant and inventive. I guess what I enjoy most, after spending so much time on pulp's to the point side of the street, is Bellow's flowing mesmerizing prose. A joy to read.

Oscar said...

I've known of Saul Bellow for years, but never got around to actually reading his works.