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Mr. Sammler's Planet. New York: Viking, 1970. Humboldt's Gift: A Novel. New York: Viking, 1975. The Dean's December: A Novel. New York: Harper & Row, 1982. More Die of Heartbreak. New York: Morrow, 1987. Ravelstein. New York: Viking, 2000. NOVELLAS AND SHORT STORY COLLECTIONS Seize the Day, with Three Short Stories and a OneAct Play. New York: Viking, 1956. Mosby's Memoirs and Other Stories. New York: Viking, 1968. Him with His Foot in His Mouth and Other Stories. New York: Harper & Row, 1984. A Theft.

Sammler's Planet (1970) and the novella Seize the Day (1956) following closely behind. But even these six works taken together do not represent the full range of their author's concerns. In his nearly sixty years as a writer, Bellow has grown, developed, evolved, forgotten things, and on a number of occasions, changed his mind. The rebellious young Trotskyite who wrote Dangling Man in 1944 saw the world differently from the aging conservative cultural warrior who wrote the preface to Allan Bloom's The Closing of the American Mind in 1987.

G. Wells, whom he had known in London before the war. Instead of being treated with enthusiasm or even respect, Sammler is shouted down by a student protester, as Bellow himself was shouted down at San Francisco State University a year before writing the novel. The cumulative effect of these two scenes is to impress on Sammler and on the reader both the immaturity and the irrationality of young Americans' responses to events that should seem trivial when compared to Sammler's experiences as a Holocaust survivor.

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