Picks and Pans Review: More Die of Heartbreak

updated 12/28/1987 AT 01:00 AM EST

originally published 12/28/1987 AT 01:00 AM EST

by Saul Bellow
He probably never wanted to compete with Leo Buscaglia anyway. Bellow's acidic cynicism corrodes cant and burnishes truth in a novel that's exceptional even in a year when the competition included Barth, Barthelme and Percy.

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