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“A man is only as good as what he loves.”

All a writer has to do to get a woman is to say he’s a writer. It’s an aphrodisiac.”

‘Everybody needs his memories. They keep the wolf of insignificance from the door.”

~Saul Bellow

Nobel Prize winner Saul Bellow reads his fiction

Saul Bellow Interview

Christopher Hitchens on Saul Bellow

Zachary Leader, “The Life of Saul Bellow”

Saul Bellow’s Heart: A Son’s Memoir

Saul Bellow

Saul Bellow (10 June 1915 – 5 April 2005) was a Canadian-born American writer. For his literary contributions, Bellow was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the Nobel Prize for Literature, and the National Medal of Arts. He is the only writer to win the National Book Award for Fiction three times and he received the Foundation’s lifetime Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters in 1990.
In the words of the Swedish Nobel Committee, his writing exhibited “the mixture of rich picaresque novel and subtle analysis of our culture, of entertaining adventure, drastic and tragic episodes in quick succession interspersed with philosophic conversation, all developed by a commentator with a witty tongue and penetrating insight into the outer and inner complications that drive us to act, or prevent us from acting, and that can be called the dilemma of our age.” His best-known works include The Adventures of Augie March, Henderson the Rain King, Herzog, Mr. Sammler’s Planet, Seize the Day, Humboldt’s Gift and Ravelstein. Widely regarded as one of the 20th century’s greatest authors, Bellow has had a “huge literary influence.”

“You never have to change anything you got up in the middle of the night to write.”

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

“We are always looking for the book it is necessary to read next.”
~Saul Bellow

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