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Literature & Fiction
The book presents in brief a critical study of Saul Bellows vision of woman in general. As the novelist has presented a variety of women having contradictory traits, any attempt at flat generalisation has been considered forbidding. In spite of his Jewish lineage and specific Jewish themes, Saul Bellow has established himself as a humanistic and conscientious American novelist. Hence, such conception, as popular in Jewish tradition, that his woman characters must occupy a subordinate place and their freedom of mind shall be restricted, seems to be futile. Far from being misogynous as it is sometimes alleged by a few critics, his vision of woman appears to be balanced, objective and free from personal prejudice.
The book is a valuable study on Nobel Laureate Saul Bellow, and all those who admire his works would find it interesting and useful as it will enable them to see his characters from a different perspective. Students and also the teachers of English Literature will find it highly informative.
About the Author
Ram Prakash Pradhan is a Gold Medalist in M.A. English from the University of Allahabad. He got his D. Phil. degree on Saul Bellow from the same university. At present he is Senior Lecturer in the Department of English, V.S.S.D. College, Kanpur. His first book Studies in the Romantic Poets has received overwhelming response. Several research papers on different literary subjects are his other contributions.
Table of Contents
1. The Question of Jewish Identity
2. Men and Women in the Novels
3. Vision of the Woman
4. Technique of Portrayal