Mr. Sammler’s Planet

Winner, National Book Awards 1971 for Fiction

cover of Mr Sammler's Planet by Saul Bellow
ISBN 9780142437834
The Viking Press
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Saul Bellow

Praised for his vision, his ear for detail, his humor, and the masterful artistry of his prose, Saul Bellow was born of Russian Jewish parents in Lachine, Quebec in 1915, and was raised in Chicago. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University in 1937, with honors in sociology and anthropology, and did graduate work at the University of Wisconsin. During the Second World War he served in the Merchant Marines. More about this author >

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Part historical document, part narrative, a Holocaust survivor observes how greater luxury and leisure have led to more human suffering.