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See B. Taylor, ed., Letters (2010); G. L. Cronin and B. Siegel, ed., Conversations with Saul Bellow (1994); memoirs by H. Wasserman, his literary agent (1997) and G. Bellow, his son (2013); biographies by J. Atlas (2000) and Z. Leader (2 vol., 2015–18); studies by I. Malin (1969), M. Harris (1980), D. Fuchs (1984), P. Hyland (1992), G. Bach, ed. (1995), G. Bach and G. L. Cronin, ed. (2000), and M. A. Quayum (2004); bibliography by G. L. Cronin and B. H. Hall (2d ed. 1990).
Born July 10, 1915, in Lachine, Quebec. American writer. Son of a St. Petersburg merchant who emigrated to Canada in 1913.
Bellow studied at the University of Chicago and at Northwestern University; he received a bachelor’s degree in anthropology and sociology. He was a professor at several universities in the USA. Bellow’s first short story, “Two Morning Monologues” (1941), remained unnoticed. But he achieved fame with his novel The Dangling Man (1944), the fundamental problem of which is a man’s preservation of his “ego” amid the chaos of social, national, and moral obligations which society has placed upon him. This theme became dominant in Bellow’s creative work. His novel The Adventures of Augie March (1953) won the National Book Award as the year’s best novel. Bellow’s novel Herzog (1964), which won the same prize in 1965, is devoted to the tragedy of an intellectual who cannot find a place for himself in a bourgeois world that is alien to him.
WORKSThe Victim. New York, 1956.
Henderson the Rain King. New York, 1959.
Seize the Day. New York, 1963.
Mosby’s Memoirs and Other Stories. New York, 1968.
REFERENCESMotyleva, T. Zarubezhnyi roman segodnia. Moscow, 1966. Pages 97–99.
Geismar, M. “Razmyshleniia o sovremennoi amerikanskoi proze.” Inostrannaia literatura, 1967, no. 12.
Landor, M. “Romany-kentavry.” Voprosy literatury, 1967, no. 2.
Dommergues, P. S. Bellow. Paris, 1967.
S. Bellow and the Critics. Edited by I. Malin. London, 1967.
Clayton, J. J. S. Bellow in Defense of Man. Bloomington-London, .
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