Out of Print
Abe Ravelstein is a famously iconoclastic university professor who has died from AIDS; his close friend Chick is writing a memoir about him. As the story unfolds, we hear Ravelstein's (and Chick's) complex, challenging, often uproarious thoughts on mortality, history, art, sex, even vaudeville routines from the distant past. At the same time, we are drawn into a beautifully nuanced portrait of a rare and fascinating friendship. Deeply insightful and always moving, Ravelstein is an unforgettable journey through love and memory.
About the Author
SAUL BELLOW is the author of 12 novels and numerous novellas and stories. He is the only novelist to receive three National Book awards, for The Advertures of Augie March, Herzog,and Mr. Sammler's Planet. In 1975 he won the Pulitzer Prize for his novel Humboldt's Gift, and in 1976 he was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. In 1990 Mr. Bellow was presented the National Book Award Foundation medal for distinguished contribution to American letters. A longtime resident of Chicago, he now lives in New England.