MORE DIE OF HEARTBREAK

Author: Saul Bellow

Publisher: Penguin Modern Classics

Foreword: Martin Amis

Date of Publication: 2007

Place of Publication: London, UK

Pages: 352

Dimensions: 130x198 mm

Language: English

ISBN: 978-0-141-18879-9

£11.99

SKU: B/MDHP01 Category:

Description

Set in a nameless Midwest city against a backdrop of property development and shallow-yet-intrusive consumerist drive, More Die of Heartbreak is the story of Benn Crader, a renowned botanist, and his nephew, Kenneth Trachtenberg, a professor of Russian literature, two academics struggling to stay in synch with the pace of the world around them and stumbling to locate the place of love in the complex demands of modern relationships. There is plenty of Bellovian male self-scrutiny and intellectualizing; there is also a heavy influence of Swedenborg, whose ideas on marriage and love between the sexes surface periodically and wistfully throughout.

For more on Swedenborg’s ideas on love, see his Conjugial Love, translated by John Chadwick.

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