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Saul Bellow - Life Stories, Books, and Links
 
Biographical Information

Stories about Saul Bellow

Selected works by this author

Selected books about / related to this author

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BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION
 
Picture of Saul Bellow, Nobel Prize winning writer, and author of The Adventures of Augie March, Henderson the Rain King, Herzog, Mr. Sammler's Planet, and Humboldt's Gift; twentieth century Jewish-American Literature
Saul Bellow   (1915 - 2005)
 
Category:  Canadian Literature
 
Born:  July 10, 1915
Lachine, Quebec, Canada
 
Died:  April 5, 2005
 
Related authors:
Henry Miller, Iris Murdoch, J. D. Salinger, Kurt Vonnegut, Martin Amis, Vladimir Nabokov
 
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Saul Bellow - LIFE STORIES
 
 
12/12/1976     Bellow's Human Comedy
On this day in 1976 Saul Bellow made his Nobel Prize acceptance speech. He won the award for a body of work filled with, "exuberant ideas, flashing irony, hilarious comedy and burning compassion," and his response to it seemed to suit: "After years of the most arduous mental labor, I stand before you in the costume of a headwaiter" and "All I started out to do was show up my brothers. I didn't have to go this far."
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SELECTED WORKS BY THIS AUTHOR
 
 
Collected Stories
anthology, fiction
 
Conversations With Saul Bellow
by Gloria L. Cronin (Editor), Ben Siegel (Editor), Saul Bellow
interviews
 
Henderson the Rain King
fiction
 
Herzog
fiction
 
Humboldt's Gift
fiction
 
It All Adds Up: From the Dim Past to the Uncertain Future
non-fiction
 
Mr. Sammler's Planet
fiction
 
The Adventures of Augie March
fiction
 
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SELECTED BOOKS ABOUT (or related to) THIS AUTHOR
 
 
Bellow - A Biography
by James Atlas
biography
 
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Art and Culture Network
Features a concise biography which examines the author's life, and the themes which permeate his works. Selected links are also provided.

"In Herzog and Mr. Sammler's Planet (which both won the National Book Award), Bellow develops intellectual but flawed characters through whose eyes American culture can be scrutinized, lamented, and sometimes lauded. Bellow creates narrators who are smart enough to dig at America's problems, but also troubled enough to be unable to perfectly control their own lives."
Guardian Unlimited Books
Offers a brief overview of his life and works and a collection of articles from the Guardian's archives including reviews of several books, an interview, and a retrospective of his accomplishments.

"The grand old man of American letters since he was made a Nobel Laureate in 1976 "for the human understanding and subtle analysis of contemporary culture that are combined in his work", his recent novella, The Actual, was fairly slight but respectfully received; Ravelstein, a memento mori to dead friend, is suffused with mortal dread and fine comedy."
Saul Bellow, 1976 Nobel Prize in Literature
Bellow was awarded the 1976 Nobel Prize in Literature "for the human understanding and subtle analysis of contemporary culture that are combined in his work." Visit the official Nobel website for an author biography, Bellow's Nobel Lecture and Diploma, and other resources.
TeacherVision.com
This online lesson plan for Herzog offers a plot synopsis and commentary, a brief biography, and suggested topics for classroom discussion.

"Like the protagonists of most of Bellow's novels - Dangling Man, The Victim, Seize the Day, Henderson the Rain King, etc. - Herzog is a man seeking balance, trying to regain a foothold on his life. ... Herzog is primarily a novel of redemption. For all of its innovative techniques and brilliant comedy, it tells one of the oldest of stories. Like the Divine Comedy or the dark night of the soul of St. John of the Cross, it progresses from darkness to light, from ignorance to enlightenment. Today it is still considered one of the greatest literary expressions of postwar America."
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