Mr. Sammler's planet

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Mr. Artur Sammler is, above all, a man who has lasted, from the civilized pleasures of English life in the 1920s and 30s through the war and death camps in Poland. Moving now through the chaotic and dangerous streets of New York's Upper West Side, Mr. Sammler is attentive to everything, and appalled by nothing. He brings the same dispassionate curiosity to the activities of a black pickpocket on an uptown bus, the details of his niece Angela's sex life, and his daughter's lunacy as he does to the extraordinary theories of one Dr. V. Govinda Lal on the use we are to make of the moon now that we have reached it.

Beneath this novel's comedy, sadness, shocking action, and superb character-drawing there runs a strain of speculation, both daring and serene, on the future of life on this planet-Mr. Sammler's planet-and any other planets for which we may be destined.

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subject_facet City and town life -- Fiction, Holocaust survivors -- Fiction, Intellectuals -- Fiction, Jewish men -- Fiction, New York (N.Y.) -- Fiction, Psychological fiction
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