Books: Mixed Fiction, Nov. 19, 1956

SEIZE THE DAY, by Saul Bellow (21 I pp.; Viking; $3), is a collection of four stories and a one-act play by the author of the 1953 bestseller, The Adventures of Augie March. In his latest adventures, Author Bellow suggests that money is not only the root of all evil but also of all plot. "Money," muses one character who doesn't have any, "surrounds you in life as the earth does in death." Tommy Wilhelm, the fortyish hero of the title story, has a mind as empty as his pocket. Unemployed, dunned by his estranged wife, rebuffed by his wealthy father,...

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