"There's the most extraordinary, unheard of poetry buried in America, but none of the conventional means known to culture can even begin to extract it... the agony is too deep, the disorder too big for art enterprises undertaken in the old way... Now we must listen in secret to the sound of the truth that God puts into us."
FIRST EDITION, SIGNED by SAUL BELLOW on title page; winner of the 1976 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. Humboldt's Gift also strongly contributed to Bellow being awarded the 1976 Nobel Prize for literature.
New York: The Viking Press, 1975. Original cloth, original dust jacket. Book in exceptional condition, dust jacket bright and clean and only the slightest toning to the spine, much less than usual. Very light occasional wear to extremities. An outstanding copy.