Ravelstein by Saul Bellow
“I’d like you to write me up after I’m gone,” Professor Ravelstein asks the narrator, a writer named Chick, in Saul Bellow’s final novel Ravelstein. The professor is ill, apparently ravaged by AIDS, but he is thinking of posterity. “You could do a really fine memoir. It's not just a request....I’m laying this on you as an obligation. Do it in your after…
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