It All Adds Up, Saul Bellow’s first nonfiction collection, takes readers on a brilliantly insightful journey through literary America over the past forty years. In sentence after sentence, page after page, readers are offered brilliant perceptions and unusual insights into everyday life in America and the life of the mind. From political figures like Roosevelt and Khrushchev to artists like Mozart, Dostoevsky, and John Cheever; life in cities like New York, Paris and Chicago; and in a deeply personal "Autobiography of Ideas," Bellow, with great humour and wisdom, records the enduring thoughts and opinions of a lifetime of observation.
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About the Author
Date of Birth:June 10, 1915
Date of Death:April 5, 2005
Place of Birth:Lachine, Quebec, Canada
Place of Death:Brookline, Massachusetts
Education:University of Chicago, 1933-35; B.S., Northwestern University, 1937
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Mozart: An Overture
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Table of Contents
Mozart: An Overture
Part One: Riding Off in All Directions
In the Days of Mr. Roosevelt
Literary Notes on Khrushchev
The French as Dostoyevsky Saw Them
A Talk with the Yellow Kid
Part Two: Writers, Intellectuals, Politics
The Sealed Treasure
Facts That Put Fancy to Flight
White House and Artists
A Matter of the Soul
An Interview with Myself
Writers, Intellectuals, Politics: Mainly Reminiscence
Part Three: The Distracted Public
The Jefferson Lectures
The Distracted Public
There Is Simply Too Much to Think About
Part Four: Thoughts in Transition
Israel: The Six-Day War
New York: World-Famous Impossibility
The Day They Signed the Treaty
Chicago: The City That Was, the City That Is
Vermont: The Good Place
Winter in Tuscany
Part Five: A Few Farewells
Part Six: Impressions and Notions
A Half Life
A Second Half Life