Book Description: The only joke in the human comedy is its name. What's funny about people contesting their fate, breaking their teeth on the traps? Saul Bellow is an observer of this spectacle, not disinterested, but not sweated and bloody, either. His characters may contend, the author remains aloof. "A fine collection, deeply moving, written by one of the greatest literary artists that America has produced" says the Louisville Times about this book by the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1976. Stories include "Leaving the Yellow House," "The Old System," "Looking for Mr. Green," "The Gonzaga Manuscripts," "A Father-to-Be" and "Mosby's Memoirs."