Saturday, April 09, 2005

Saul Bellow dead

Saul Bellow wrote a slim novel called Seize the Day. For me it encapsulates the Stones' maxim "You can't always get what you want, but sometimes you find, you get what you need." [or something like that] A human story about frustration acknowledged, and then finally accepted with calm resolution. If only we could bypass the frustration, and move straight into the smooth, calm, resolution that we inevitably reach. By having the protagonist lust after the fluctuations of lard on the commodity market Saul Bellow showed, that the materialism of society, and our desire for it, can and often is absurd. Saul is dead now i hear, oh well, we all have to die, don't we?


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