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  1. 1. SEIZE THE DAY study of the Jewish writers 0647504
  2. 2. <ul><li>1.The contents of the book </li></ul><ul><li>2.The author </li></ul><ul><li>3.Jewish writers in America </li></ul><ul><li>4.Jewish writers in the world </li></ul><ul><li>5.Conclusion </li></ul><ul><li>6.Back to the book </li></ul>1 relations among the characters 2 the writing style 3 the conclusion 1 Saul Bellow 2 His main works 3 the Jewish blood 4 post- war writers
  3. 3. The story Marriage failed Job Lost Dream broken Tamkin Margaret Dr. Adler Tommy Wilhelm
  4. 4. The characteristics of the book(1) <ul><li>I am at my most efficient when I don't need the fee. When I only love. Without a financial reward. I remove myself from the social influence. Especially money. The spiritual compensation is what I look for. Bringing people into the here-and-now. The real universe. That's the present moment. The past is no good to us. The future is full of anxiety. Only the present is real–the here-and-now. Seize the day </li></ul>
  5. 5. The characteristics of the book(2) <ul><li>If you wanted to talk about a glass of water, you had to start back with God creating the heavens and earth; the apple; Abraham; Moses and Jesus; Rome; the Middle Ages; gunpowder; the Revolution; back to Newton; up to Einstein; then war and Lenin and Hitler. After reviewing this and getting it all straight again you could proceed to talk about a glass of water. “I'm fainting, please get me a little water.” You were lucky even then to make yourself understood. And this happened over and over and over with everyone you met. You had to translate and translate, explain and explain, back and forth, and it was the punishment of hell itself not to understand or be understood, not to know the crazy from the sane, the wise from the fools, the young from the old or the sick from the well. The fathers were no fathers and the sons no sons. You had to talk with yourself in the daytime and reason with yourself at night. Who else was there to talk to in a city like New York? </li></ul>
  6. 6. conclusion <ul><li>Full of philosophy </li></ul><ul><li>Full of humors </li></ul><ul><li>With the help of the technique of stream of consciousness, the author presents the world history of the total failure of the protagonist. Tommy’s tragedies with a humorous stroke, the author created a laughable poor thing who is a comedian in the social tragic play. </li></ul>
  7. 7. The author Saul Bellow <ul><li>Born in 1915 </li></ul><ul><li>20 th century writer. </li></ul><ul><li>Post-war writer Hemingway and Faulkner </li></ul><ul><li>Nobel prize winner of 1976 “human understanding and subtle analysis of contemporary culture” </li></ul><ul><li>Jewish American </li></ul><ul><li>realism </li></ul>
  8. 8. His main works Dangling man 1944 晃来晃去的人 The victim 1947 受害者 The adventures of Augie March 1953 奥吉 · 玛琪历险记 Henderson, Rain King 1959 雨王汉德森 Herzog 1964 赫尔索格 Humboldt’s gift 1975 洪堡的礼物 The dean’s December 1982 院长的 12 月 More die of heartbreak 1987 更多人死于悲痛 The theft 1989 盗窃
  9. 9. The Jewish post-war writer <ul><li>He sets his heroes in Jewish background and wrote about the sufferings and dilemma in pursuing their own “self” in new world without forgetting their Jewish tradition. </li></ul><ul><li>Suffering from the war </li></ul><ul><li>Bernard Malamud, Philip Roth, and J. D. Salinger </li></ul>
  10. 10. Bernard Malamud (1914-1986) <ul><li>The natural(1952) </li></ul><ul><li>The assistant(1957 ) </li></ul><ul><li>The fixer(1966) </li></ul><ul><li>The tenant(1971) </li></ul><ul><li>Dubin’s lives(1979) </li></ul><ul><li>God’s grace(1982) </li></ul><ul><li>Short story: </li></ul><ul><li>The magic barrel(1958) </li></ul><ul><li>Idiots First (1963), </li></ul><ul><li>Pictures of Fidel man(1969) </li></ul><ul><li>Rembrandt's Hat (1973) </li></ul>
  11. 11. Philip Roth(1933-) <ul><li>Goodbye, Columbus </li></ul><ul><li>Portnoy’s complaint </li></ul><ul><li>The ghost writer(1979) </li></ul><ul><li>Zuckerman Unbound(1981) </li></ul><ul><li>The Anatomy Lesson(1984) </li></ul><ul><li>The Prague orgy(1985) </li></ul>
  12. 12. J.D.Salinger 1919- <ul><li>Catcher in the Rye </li></ul>
  13. 13. Analyses the characteristics of the American Jewish writers after the WWII <ul><li>Jewish plot </li></ul><ul><li>Suffering life </li></ul><ul><li>Humorous language </li></ul><ul><li>Perplexed psychology </li></ul><ul><li>Realism </li></ul>
  14. 14. Jewish writers in America <ul><li>Jewish-American literature in its real sense is now only about one hundred years old, but it holds an essential place in American literary history. With the immense Jewish immigration wave since the 1880s, Jewish-American literature has grown rapidly and achieved international importance after WWII, securely establishing its position within the mainstreams of American literature </li></ul>
  15. 15. Jewish writers and Nobel Prize for Literature <ul><li>99 11 </li></ul><ul><li>400 1 </li></ul><ul><li>10% </li></ul>
  16. 16. Nobel Prize for Literature <ul><li>1927 年的亨利 · 伯格森 ( 法国 ) 、 </li></ul><ul><li>1966 年的阿格农 ( 以色列 ) 、 </li></ul><ul><li>1958 鲍里斯 · 列昂尼多维奇 · 帕斯捷尔纳克 ( 苏联 ) 、 </li></ul><ul><li>1966 奈莉 · 萨克斯 ( 德国 ) 、 </li></ul><ul><li>1969 萨缪尔 · 贝克特 ( 法国 ) 、 </li></ul><ul><li>1976 索尔 · 贝娄 ( 美国 ) 、 </li></ul><ul><li>1978 艾萨克 · 巴什维斯 · 辛格 ( 美国 ) 、 </li></ul><ul><li>1981 埃利亚斯 · 卡内蒂 ( 英国 ) 、 </li></ul><ul><li>1987 约瑟夫 · 布罗茨基 ( 美国 ) 、 </li></ul><ul><li>1991 内丁 · 戈迪默 ( 南非 ) 、 </li></ul><ul><li>2002 年凯尔泰斯 · 伊姆雷 ( 匈牙利 ) 。 </li></ul>