Saul Bellow


Born
in Lachine, Quebec, Canada
June 10, 1915

Died
April 05, 2005

Genre

Influences


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 Marines 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), Mos
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Herzog

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3.78 avg rating — 18,780 ratings — published 1964 — 5 editions
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The Adventures of Augie March

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3.84 avg rating — 16,434 ratings — published 1953 — 91 editions
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Henderson the Rain King

3.78 avg rating — 13,886 ratings — published 1959 — 100 editions
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Seize the Day

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3.54 avg rating — 10,059 ratings — published 1956 — 77 editions
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Humboldt's Gift

3.86 avg rating — 8,235 ratings — published 1975 — 81 editions
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Mr. Sammler's Planet

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Ravelstein

3.62 avg rating — 3,070 ratings — published 2000 — 62 editions
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Dangling Man

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3.53 avg rating — 2,524 ratings — published 1944 — 53 editions
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The Victim

3.53 avg rating — 1,765 ratings — published 1947 — 45 editions
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More Die of Heartbreak

3.74 avg rating — 1,265 ratings — published 1987 — 38 editions
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