Saul Bellow and the Decline of Humanism

  • Michael K. Glenday

Part of the New Directions in American Studies book series (NDAS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Michael K. Glenday
    Pages 1-13
  3. Michael K. Glenday
    Pages 124-141
  4. Michael K. Glenday
    Pages 178-183
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 184-220

About this book


This is a study revealing Saul Bellow's views on the decline of humanism. With chapters on each of Bellow's novels from "Dangling" to "More Die of Heartbreak", the author argues that Bellow's vision of modern American culture denies the possibility of humanist enlightenment for his heroes.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Michael K. Glenday
    • 1
  1. 1.Liverpool Institute of Higher EducationUSA

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