Conversations with Saul Bellow

Conversations with Saul Bellow

Renowned writer Saul Bellow reflects on the times in which we live and the craft of writing.

Author: Saul Bellow

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 0878057188

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 328

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Renowned writer Saul Bellow reflects on the times in which we live and the craft of writing. Bellow asks what meaningful words are left to write in the face of such events as revolutions, world wars, the atom bomb, and who would take the time to read them if new words were found or invented. Fortunately Faulkner is no longer alive, and unfortunately, neither is Hemingway.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Saul Bellow

Saul Bellow

"A Talk With Saul Bellow" New York Times Book Review, 20 Sep. 1953: 22. Rpt. Conversations with Saul Bellow. Ed. Gloria L. Cronin and Ben Siegel. Jackson: University Press Mississippi, 1994: 5. Print. 2. Steers, Nina.

Author: Mark Connelly

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786499267

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 229

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A three-time National Book Award for Fiction winner, Saul Bellow (1915-2005) is one of the most highly regarded American authors to emerge since World War II. His 60-year career produced 14 novels and novellas, two volumes of nonfiction, short story collections, plays and a book of collected letters. His 1953 breakthrough novel The Adventures of Augie March was followed by Seize the Day (1956), Herzog (1964) and Mr. Sammler's Planet (1970). His Humboldt's Gift won a Pulitzer Prize in 1976 and contributed to his receiving the Nobel Prize for Literature that year. This literary companion provides more than 200 entries about his works, literary characters, events and persons in his life. Also included are an introduction and overview of Bellow's life, statements made by him during interviews, suggestions for writing and further study and an extensive bibliography.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Conversations with Contemporary American Writers Saul Bellow I B Singer Joyce Carol Oates David Madden Barry Beckham Josephine Miles Gerald Stern Stephen Dunn Etheridge Knight Marilynne Robinson and William Stafford

Conversations with Contemporary American Writers  Saul Bellow  I B  Singer  Joyce Carol Oates  David Madden  Barry Beckham  Josephine Miles  Gerald Stern  Stephen Dunn  Etheridge Knight  Marilynne Robinson and William Stafford

Saul Bellow's advance press was hardly good . He could be , I was told , cranky or shy or downright bored . How would he react to the undergraduates of my Contemporary American Novel class and , more importantly , how would they react ...

Author: Sanford Pinsker

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9789004488465

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 140

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Categories: Literary Criticism

A Political Companion to Saul Bellow

A Political Companion to Saul Bellow

Bruce Cook, “Saul Bellow: A Mood of Protest,” Perspectives on Ideas and the Arts (February 12, 1963), reprinted in Conversations with Saul Bellow, ed. Gloria L. Cronin and Ben Siegel (Jackson: University of Mississippi Press, 1994), ...

Author: Gloria L. Cronin

Publisher: University Press of Kentucky

ISBN: 9780813141862

Category: Political Science

Page: 296

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Saul Bellow is one of the twentieth century's most influential, respected, and honored writers. His novels The Adventures of Augie March, Herzog, and Mr. Sammler's Planet won the National Book Award, and Humboldt's Gift was awarded the 1976 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. In addition, his plays garnered popular and critical acclaim, and some were produced on Broadway. Known for his insights into life in a post-Holocaust world, Bellow's explorations of modernity, Jewish identity, and the relationship between art and society have resonated with his readers, but because his writing is not overtly political, his politics have largely been ignored. A Political Companion to Saul Bellow examines the author's novels, essays, short stories, and letters in order to illuminate his evolution from liberal to neoconservative. It investigates Bellow's exploration of the United States as a democratic system, the religious and ideological influences on his work, and his views on race relations, religious identity, and multiculturalism in the academy. Featuring a fascinating conclusion that draws from interviews with Bellow's sons, this accessible companion is an excellent resource for understanding the political thought of one of America's most acclaimed writers.
Categories: Political Science

The Life of Saul Bellow Volume 1

The Life of Saul Bellow  Volume 1

Siegel, eds., Conversations with Saul Bellow (Jackson: University of Mississippi Press, 1994) “I Got a Scheme!” “'I Got a Scheme!': The Words of Saul Bellow,” The New Yorker (25 April 2005), an edited and rewritten interview between ...

Author: Zachary Leader

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9781101874677

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 832

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For much of his adult life, Saul Bellow was the most acclaimed novelist in America, the winner of, among other awards, the Nobel Prize in Literature, three National Book Awards, and the Pulitzer Prize. The Life of Saul Bellow, by the literary scholar and biographer Zachary Leader, marks the centenary of Bellow’s birth as well as the tenth anniversary of his death. It draws on unprecedented access to Bellow’s papers, including much previously restricted material, as well as interviews with more than 150 of the novelist’s relatives, close friends, colleagues, and lovers, a number of whom have never spoken to researchers before. Through detailed exploration of Bellow’s writings, and the private history that informed them, Leader chronicles a singular life in letters, offering original and nuanced accounts not only of the novelist’s development and rise to eminence, but of his many identities—as writer, polemicist, husband, father, Chicagoan, Jew, American. The biography will be published in two volumes. The first volume, To Fame and Fortune: 1915–1964, traces Bellow’s Russian roots; his birth and early childhood in Quebec; his years in Chicago; his travels in Mexico, Europe, and Israel; the first three of his five marriages; and the novels from Dangling Man and The Adventures of Augie March to the best-selling Herzog. New light is shed on Bellow’s fellow writers, including Ralph Ellison, John Berryman, Lionel Trilling, and Philip Roth, and on his turbulent and influential life away from the desk, which was as full of incident as his fiction. Bellow emerges as a compelling character, and Leader’s powerful accounts of his writings, published and unpublished, forward the case for his being, as the critic James Wood puts it, “the greatest of American prose stylists in the twentieth century.”
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

The Cambridge Companion to Saul Bellow

The Cambridge Companion to Saul Bellow

Bellow's use of Hebrew and Yiddish legitimated this vocabulary in mainstream writing, both Jewish and nonJewish. ... Michael Ignatieff, “Our Valuation of Human Life Has Become Thinner,” in Conversations with Saul Bellow, eds.

Author: Victoria Aarons

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781107108936

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 254

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This book demonstrates the complexity of Bellow's work by emphasizing the ways in which it reflects the changing conditions of American identity.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Life of Saul Bellow

The Life of Saul Bellow

ABBREVIATIONS USED IN THE NOTES Atlas, Biography James Atlas, Bellow: A Biography (New York: Random House, ... in Saul Bellow, It All Adds Up: From the Dim Past to the Uncertain Future Cronin and Siegel, eds., Conversations with SB ...

Author: Zachary Leader

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781409029892

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 832

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Literature Book of the Year, Sunday Times 'Terrific' Guardian 'Enthralling' Spectator 'Magisterial' Daily Telegraph 'Unsurpassable' New York Review of Books By the time Herzog was published in 1964, Saul Bellow was probably the most acclaimed novelist in America, described in later years by the critic James Wood as ‘the greatest writer of American prose in the twentieth century.’ Zachary Leader’s biography shows how this prose, with its exhilarating mixture of high culture and low, came into existence. It also traces Bellow’s life away from the desk, as polemicist, teacher, husband, father and lover. Fierce in his loyalties, Bellow was no less fierce in his enmities, combative in defence of his freedoms. Spanning the period from Bellow’s birth in 1915 to the publication of Herzog in 1964, volume one of this biography is the first since Saul Bellow’s death, and the first to discuss his life and work in its entirety.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Mysticism and the Mid Century Novel

Mysticism and the Mid Century Novel

Conversations with Saul Bellow: A Collection of Selected Interviews. Ed. Sukhbir Singh. Delhi: Academic Foundation, 1993:46–66. —— Interview with Henrietta Buckmaster. 'The Risks and Survival of Literature' [1978].

Author: J. Clements

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230353923

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 209

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This book argues that many of the mid-twentieth century's significant novelists were united by a desire to return the increasingly interior novel to ethical engagement. They did not seek morality in society, politics or the individual will, but sought to unveil a transcendent Good by using techniques drawn from the canon of mystical literature
Categories: Literary Criticism

Towards the Antibildungsroman

Towards the Antibildungsroman

A Talk with Saul Bellow . " New York Times Book Review 20 September 1953 : 22. Rpt in Conversations with Saul Bellow . Eds . Gloria L. Cronin and Ben Siegel . Jackson : U P of Mississippi , 1994. 3-5 . Buckley , Jerome Hamilton .

Author: Justyna Kociatkiewicz

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 3631575742

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 176

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Rev. and edited version of the author's doctoral thesis, Adam Mickiewicz University, 2001.
Categories: Literary Criticism