Sunday, February 09, 2014

Ravelstein by Saul Bellow















Have just finished Ravelstein by Saul Bellow.

This is a glorious book, ostensibly the disjointed memories of an ageing writer for his academic friend.

It is also a book about ideas, the nature of ideas, and the pursuit of knowledge (especially self-knowledge).

"...there was no important subject I hadn't thought about."

Ravelstein is a monster, but on the whole a lovable monster.

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