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Saul Bellow


(Solomon Bellows)
USA flag (1915 - 2005)

Saul Bellow, born Solomon Bellows, was an acclaimed Canadian-born American writer. He won the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1976 and the National Medal of Arts in 1988. Bellow is best known for writing novels that investigate isolation, spiritual dissociation, and the possibilities of human awakening. Bellow drew inspiration from Chicago, his hometown, and he set much of his fiction there. His works exhibit a mix of high and low culture, and his fictional characters are also a potent mix of intellectual dreamers and street-smart confidence men. While on a Guggenheim fellowship in Paris, he wrote his best-known novel, The Adventures of Augie March.
 
Anthologies edited
Great Jewish Short Stories (1971)
Editors (2001) (with Keith Botsford)
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Non fiction
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Anthologies containing stories by Saul Bellow
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Short stories
A Father-to-Be (1955)
Mosby's Memoirs [short story] (1968)


Awards
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book winner (1954) : The Adventures of Augie March
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book winner (1965) : Herzog
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book winner (1971) : Mr. Sammler's Planet
Nobel Prize in Literature Lifetime Achievement winner (1976)
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction Best Book winner (1976) : Humboldt's Gift


Saul Bellow recommends
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Edisto (1984)
Padgett Powell
"When asked for a list of the best Americas writers of the younger generation, I invariably put the name of Padgett Powell at the top."
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Tony and Susan (1993)
Austin Wright
"Marvellously written - the last thing you would expect in a story of blood and revenge. Beautiful."
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The Devil's Tub (2014)
Edward Hoagland
"One of the very best writers of his generation."
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Gospel of Simon (2016)
John Smelcer
"A book that rewinds us again and again of Jesus's gospel of love."

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