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Humboldt's Gift

ISBN: 9780143105473 | 0143105477
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pub. Date: 10/28/2008

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Two twentieth-century literary masterpieces from the Nobel Prize winner Saul Bellow’s Pulitzer Prize–winning novel explores the long friendship between Charlie Citrine, a young man with an intense passion for literature, and the great poet Von Humboldt Fleisher. At the time of his death, however, Humboldt is a failure, and Charlie’s life is falling apart: his career is at a standstill, and he’s enmeshed in an acrimonious divorce, infatuated with a highly unsuitable young woman, and involved with a neurotic mafioso. And then Humboldt acts from beyond the grave, bestowing upon Charlie an unexpected legacy that may just help him turn his life around.

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