- Theory of Short Fiction (Critical Survey of Short Fiction, Second Revised Edition)
- Saul Bellow (Cyclopedia of World Authors, Fourth Revised Edition)
- Saul Bellow (Dictionary of World Biography: The 20th Century)
- Saul Bellow (Identities & Issues in Literature)
- Saul Bellow (Critical Survey of Long Fiction, Fourth Edition)
- Saul Bellow (Critical Survey of Short Fiction, Second Revised Edition)
At a glance:
- Author: Saul Bellow
- First Published: 1955
- Type of Plot: Domestic realism
- Time of Work: The 1950’s
- Setting: New York City
- Characters: Rogin, Joan
- Genres: Short fiction, Domestic realism
- Subjects: 1950's, New York, North America or North Americans, Northeast, U.S., United States or Americans, Love or romance, New York City, Money, Hair, Middle age, Chemistry or chemists
- Locales: United States, North America, New York, New York
Rogin, a research chemist entering middle age, is on his way one Sunday evening to have supper with Joan, his fiancé. When she asked him on the telephone to buy some food, he feebly asked what happened to the money he already gave her. He begins to ponder his relationship with Joan. Although beautiful and aristocratic, she is not working and cannot—or will not—support herself without Rogin’s help. As he is paying off her debts, she is buying expensive, frivolous presents for him and her sister, Phyllis. However, Rogin thinks, he loves her too much to...
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