At a glance:
- Author: Saul Bellow
- First Published: 1984
- Type of Work: Short fiction
- Time of Work: The 1930’s and 1980’s
- Setting: Primarily Chicago
- Genres: Short fiction
- Subjects: Values, Family or family life, United States or Americans, Memory, Intellectuals, Love or romance, Twentieth century, Exile or expatriates, Midwest, Chicago, Spiritual life or spirituality, Sick persons, Mortality, Aging, Atonement
- Locales: United States, Chicago, IL, Illinois, North America
Him with His Foot in His Mouth and Other Stories, Saul Bellow’s latest book, is only his second collection of short fiction. It is his first book since The Dean’s December, published in 1982. Of the five works collected here, four were previously published in magazines. The one exception is “Cousins,” the novella that concludes the volume. Comic in tone, exuberant in its rich mining of character, Him with His Foot in His Mouth and Other Stories is a collection of highly digressive tales concentrating on a familiar Bellow theme: the spiritual...
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