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It poured into him where he had hidden himself in the center of a 24 / AMERICAN crowd by the great and happy oblivion of tears. He heard it and sank deeper than sorrow, through torn sobs and cries toward the consummation of his heart's ultimate need. Perhaps no single passage in Bellow's fiction has been the subject of more analysis than this final scene in Seize the Day, and understanding it is crucial to understanding much of Bellow's later fiction. Many critics have read it as Bellow's great affirmation of the power of love, which literally baptizes the protagonist into a superior existence.

Bellow: A Biography. New York: Random House, 2000. Bach, Gerhard, ed. The Critical Response to Saul Bellow. : Greenwood Press, 1995. Bach, Gerhard, and Gloria L. Cronin, eds. Small Planets: Saul Bellow and the Art of Short Fiction. East Lansing: Michigan State University Press, 2000. Bloom, Harold, ed. Saul Bellow. New York: Chelsea, 1986. Bradbury, Malcolm. Saul Bellow. London: Methuen, 1982. Braham, Jeanne. A Sort of Columbus: The American Voyages of Saul Bellow's Fiction. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1984.

The next year he published a second story in the same magazine and began working on the manuscript that eventu- ally became his first novel, Dangling Man, which was published shortly before the birth of his first child, Gregory Bellow, in 1944. Dangling Man is a short, well-constructed, semi-autobiographical book modeled consciously on Rainer Marie Rilke's Journal of My Other Self but that also resonates with clear echoes of Franz Kafka, Albert Camus, and Fyodor Dostoyevsky. ," the protagonist of Kafka's novel The Trial), who has been drafted into the army but is prevented from actually serving because of issues arising from his Canadian citizenship.

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