The Dean's December

Saul Bellow (Author)
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Description

Dean Corde is a man of position and authority at a Chicago university. He accompanies his wife to Bucharest where her mother, a celebrated figure, lies dying in a state hospital. As he tries to help her grapple with an unfeeling bureaucracy, news filters through to him of problems left behind in Chicago. A student had been been murdered and Corde had directed that charges be pressed against two black youths, but controversy and pressure are mounting against the university administration. Further, a series of articles written by Corde has offended influential Chicagoans whom he had counted as friends. Corde is troubled: at home the centre is not holding firm, in Eastern Europe authority is cruel and dehumanising.

Product Details

Price
£12.99  £12.08
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date
31 January 2008
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780141188867

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