Early drafts of Humboldt’s Gift

Early drafts of Humboldt's Gift

Early drafts of “Humboldt’s Gift,” Saul Bellow’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, reveal that the title character was initially named D.S. (after the late poet Delmore Schwartz) while Charlie Citrine was first introduced as Orlansky.
(Courtesy of Special Collections Research Center, The University of Chicago Library)

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