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Seize the Day


Fading charmer, Tommy Wilhelm has reached his day of reckoning and is scared. In his forties, he still retains a boyish impetuousness that has ... Show synopsis

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Portrait of the Artist as a Young Schlemiel

by rejoyce on Oct 4, 2007

Saul Bellow's Seize the Day is a Portrait of the Artist as a Young Schlemiel--or failed actor. It follows a day in the life of Tommy Wilhelm who teeters on the abyss, his marriage on the rocks, who is alienated from his father, out of work, and close to financial ruin. Bellow's prose is quirky and ... More

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