The Adventures of Augie March | Critical Review by Charles J. Rolo

This literature criticism consists of approximately 2 pages of analysis & critique of The Adventures of Augie March.
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Critical Review by Charles J. Rolo

SOURCE: Rolo, Charles J. “A Rolling Stone.” Atlantic Monthly 192, no. 4 (October 1953): 86-7.

In the following review, Rolo argues that The Adventures of Augie March presents the “archetypal” story of “the American as a rolling stone” but notes that the novel's protagonist lacks emotional depth.

Saul Bellow, who is now publishing his third novel, The Adventures of Augie March, has taken a fruitful hint from Cervantes's great parody of a classic Spanish type. His hero-narrator—in whom there is a “laughing creature” forever rising up—unfolds to us a slightly kidding but essentially serious version of an archetypal American saga: the saga of the American as a rolling stone, an irrepressible explorer who doesn't quite know who he is and is...

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