Lover of the Fancy

Early C20th American culture and dissent

It All Adds Up: From the Dim Past to the Uncertain Future
Saul Bellow


In It All Adds Up, Pulitzer and Nobel Prize-winning author Saul Bellow takes readers on a brilliantly insightful journey through literary America over a forty-year period. 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. Moving from political figures like Roosevelt and Khrushchev to artists like Mozart, Dostoevsky, and John Cheever, from New York and Chicago to Paris – and including the deeply personal ‘Autobiography of Ideas’ – Bellow, with great humour and wisdom, records the enduring thoughts and opinions of a lifetime of observation, thoughts that speak to us with renewed energy for our times.

Paperback, 368pp
Penguin Books, 2019 (1994)
ISBN 9780241401989