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 — 17,418 ratings — published 1964 — 38 editions
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The Adventures of Augie March

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3.85 avg rating — 15,404 ratings — published 1953 — 84 editions
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Henderson the Rain King

3.79 avg rating — 13,086 ratings — published 1959 — 99 editions
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Seize the Day

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3.55 avg rating — 9,065 ratings — published 1956 — 70 editions
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Humboldt's Gift

3.86 avg rating — 7,588 ratings — published 1975 — 73 editions
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Mr. Sammler's Planet

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Ravelstein

3.61 avg rating — 2,806 ratings — published 2000 — 57 editions
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Dangling Man

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3.53 avg rating — 2,191 ratings — published 1944 — 49 editions
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The Victim

3.52 avg rating — 1,623 ratings — published 1947 — 43 editions
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More Die of Heartbreak

3.76 avg rating — 1,168 ratings — published 1987 — 36 editions
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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

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

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

Polls

May 2017 New School Classic Poll

 
  58 votes, 17.8%

 
  54 votes, 16.6%

My Ántonia by Willa Cather, 1918, 232
 
  37 votes, 11.3%

 
  31 votes, 9.5%

 
  27 votes, 8.3%

The Joy Luck Club by Amy Tan, 1989, 288 pgs
 
  26 votes, 8.0%

Pale Fire by Vladimir Nabokov, 1962, 246
 
  21 votes, 6.4%

 
  20 votes, 6.1%

 
  12 votes, 3.7%

 
  11 votes, 3.4%

 
  11 votes, 3.4%

Silence by Shūsaku Endō, 1966, 201
 
  9 votes, 2.8%

 
  5 votes, 1.5%

 
  4 votes, 1.2%

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