Bellow, Saul: Humboldt’s Gift (1st Ed.)
Published by The Viking Press in 1975. Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good antiquarian condition. Cover slightly worn on the top edge and on the top and bottom edge of the spine. Cover sunned on the spine. Internally clean, no handwritten marks. One previous owner inscription from 1987.
Saul Bellow’s works speak to the disorienting nature of modern civilization, and the countervailing ability of humans to overcome their frailty and achieve greatness (or at least awareness). Humboldt’s Gift won the 1976 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction and contributed to Bellow’s winning the Nobel Prize in Literature the same year.