A Silver Dish [Saul Bellow] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers . One of numbered copies signed by Bellow on a special page at the end. A Silver Dish – a tutorial and study guide, with critical commentary, study Woody Selbst, like many of Saul Bellows’ other protagonists, is the. Saul Bellow’s story, “The Silver Dish,” found in Him with His Foot in His Mouth, is a masterwork of short fiction. Published by the New Yorker in.

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Published by the New Yorker init is so worth the read.

What do you do about death—in this case, the death of an old father? Take this matter of mourning, and take it against a contemporary background. How, against a contemporary background, do you mourn an octogenarian father, nearly blind, his heart enlarged, his dieh filled with fluid, who creeps, stumbles, gives off odors, the moldiness or gassiness, of old men.


As Woody put it, be realistic.

Think what times these are. The papers daily give it to you—the Lufthansa pilot in Aden is described by the hostages on his knees, begging the Palestinian terrorists not to execute him, but they shoot him through the head.

A Masterwork Short Story: Saul Bellow’s “The Silver Dish”

Later they themselves are killed. And still others shoot others, or shoot themselves. We know now what goes daily through the whole human community, like a global death- peristalsis. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Twitter account. You silger commenting using your Facebook account. Notify me of new comments via email.

A Silver Dish by Saul Bellow

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