Nicole Krauss

The Elements of Style

Saul Bellow: Novels 1944-1953 Edited by James Wood Library of America, 1029 pages, $35. * * *|‘The Dangling Man,” Saul Bellow’s first novel, published in 1944, begins with a man in a room. Demoralized, rooted in his chair, he feels it necessary to keep a journal. In it, he bemoans his solitude. But readers familiar with the literature of