Telling Tales. An Adult Short Story Program
Tuesday March 21, 2017
10:30 AM until 12:00 PM
Short Stories Thru the Decades
A Silver Dish by Saul Bellow (1978)
Saul Bellow's story "A Silver Dish" illustrates the skill of one of the greatest American authors of the 20th century. The story spans a period from the middle of the Great Depression to the mid-1980s, showing the changes that time renders in both society and in one man's life. The main character, Woody Selbst , is one of Bellow's finest creations. A lonesome, successful businessman, Woody reminisces about the circumstances under which his father, a con man and thief, caused him to lose his scholarship to a seminary school, an act that redirected his entire life.
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