Saul Bellow

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Saul Bellow

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born
in Lachine, Quebec, Canada
June 10, 1915

died
April 05, 2005

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The Bible, William Shakespeare, Stendhal, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Anton Che...more


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Saul Bellow was born in Lachine, Quebec, a suburb of Montreal, in 1915, and was raised in Chicago. He attended the University of Chicago, received his Bachelor's degree from Northwestern University in 1937, with honors in sociology and anthropology, did graduate work at the University of Wisconsin, and served in the Merchant Marine during World War II.

Mr. Bellow's first novel, Dangling Man, was published in 1944, and his second, The Victim, in 1947. In 1948 he was awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship and spent two years in Paris and traveling in Europe, where he began The Adventures of Augie March,, which won the National Book Award for fiction in 1954. Later books include Seize The Day (1956), Henderson The Rain King (1959), Herzog (1964), Mosb...more


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The Adventures of Augie March
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Henderson the Rain King
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Dangling Man
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More Die of Heartbreak
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More books by Saul Bellow…
“You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write.”
Saul Bellow

“Unexpected intrusions of beauty. This is what life is.”
Saul Bellow, Herzog

“People can lose their lives in libraries. They ought to be warned.”
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