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Bellow, Saul (Author); Cronin, Gloria L. & Siegel, Ben (Editors). CONVERSATIONS WITH SAUL BELLOW: LITERARY CONVERSATIONS SERIES. Jackson, MS: University Press Of Mississippi, 1994. Hardcover. First Edition/First Printing. 303 pages. Fine/Fine.

The author's collection of interviews. Published in a small and limited print run of 500 copies as a hardcover original by a University Press as part of the now-legendary "Literary Conversations" Series. This First Hardcover Edition was sold to public libraries only and was never reissued. Should not be confused with the regular trade Softcover Edition. The First Edition is now scarce. Presents, in the most collectible format possible, "Conversations With Saul Bellow". A representative selection of interviews conducted by various writers, journalists, and scholars with the author. Gives a rich, complex, and lively overview of both the life and mind of one of America's most important writers. Presented in chronological order, the interviews cumulatively amount to an absorbing account of one of the greatest literary journeys of the 20th century, which is the explicit intention of the publisher with each writer who is included in the Series. "In literature, too, the question is: What is one to tell that will be truly interesting, and how can a writer compete with the great events of the century? What is he going to say after the Revolution of 1905, World War I, the Russian Revolution, the rise of Fascism, the Great Depression, World War II, the atomic bomb, and all these other tremendous movements of destiny which have charmed Mankind out of its shoes?" (Saul Bellow). An absolute "must-have" title for Saul Bellow collectors. This title is a great collection. This is one of few copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Copies available online have serious flaws, are former library copies, or the Softcover Edition. A rare copy thus. Winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1976. Winner of The National Book Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Literature in 1990. One of the greatest writers of the 20th century. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER SAUL BELLOW TITLES IN OUR CATALOG). ISBN 087805717X. $100.00

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