The Adventures of Augie March
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As soon as it first appeared in 1953, this novel by the great Saul Bellow was hailed as an American classic. Augie, the exuberant narrator-hero is a poor Chicago boy growing up during the Great Deptression. A “born recruit,” Augie makes himself available for a series of occupations, then proudly rejects each one as unworthy. His own oddity is reflected in the companions he encounters—plungers, schemers, risk-takers, and “hole-and corner” operators like the would-be tycoon Einhorn or the would-be siren Thea, who travels with an eagle trained to hunt small creatures. This Penguin Classics edition, with an introduction by celebrated writer and critic Christopher Hitchens, makes a literary masterpiece available to a new generation of readers.

1953年第一次出现的时候,伟大的索尔·贝娄(Saul Bellow)的这部小说被誉为美国经典。奥吉,这个充满活力的叙述者 - 英雄是在大衰退时期长大的芝加哥贫穷男孩。作为一名“天生的新兵”, 奥吉使自己能够胜任一系列职业,然后骄傲地拒绝每一个不相配的。他自己的古怪体现在他遇到-柱塞的同伴,阴谋家,冒险者,而像将要成为大亨艾因霍恩或“洞和角落”运营商将要成为警报器西娅,和老鹰旅行,被培训狩猎小生物。这本企鹅经典版,由著名作家和评论家克里斯托弗希钦斯介绍,为新一代读者提供了一部文学杰作。