Scholars of Saul Bellow, the Nobel and Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist, can now peruse the most sizable collection of his personal papers that has yet been made available at the University of Chicago Library.
In an exclusive on-the-record interview with The Backward, three members of the Nobel Prize Committee broke off from listening to Abba to explain their reasons for awarding the Literature Prize to a 1960s folk singer who sounds like a punctured accordion.
‘Some of the great books by Jewish authors like Philip Roth or Saul Bellow, they are steeped with this sense of being an outsider.’
Visitors to Philip Roth’s library in Newark, will be able to see all 3,500+ of his volumes, including the 15 books he found most influential in the first half of his life.
Neal Pollack argues that we need a new Saul Bellow. After all, he was getting pretty sick of the old one. Also, a new IPhone would come in handy.
On his deathbed, Nobel Prize-winning author Saul Bellow asked ‘Was I a man or was I a jerk?’ 100 years after Bellow’s birth, Zachary Leader’s biography examines why we still care about the answer.
When painter Sarah Yuster asked Saul Bellow if she could become his official portrait artist, she was surprised by the Nobel Prize winner’s response.
Saul Bellow was one of the most decorated writers of the last century, but perhaps not one of the most beloved parents. Greg Bellow considers his father’s legacy and character.
Colorful tumblers, bowls, vases and pitchers beckoned viewers to come close and examine their artisanship. The handmade creations were the work of Daniel Bellow, whose pottery was on display at the recent New York International Gift Fair at the Javits Center in New York. The potter had traveled from the Berkshires to show his high-fire porcelain to the crowds of people who visit the show each year.
The modern history of Finland’s Jews, who during World War II fought on the Nazi side to combat the Russians, is genuinely surreal. It seems appropriate that the leading novelist of Finland’s tiny Jewish population — today estimated at around 1,500 people — should be equally expressive of a surrealist sensibility.