Saul Bellow

Our resident scholar joins us to talk about her recent essay on the novelist Saul Bellow and to expand on her sense of him as a full-fledged Jewish intellectual.

Feb. 6 2020 12:01AM

The novelist’s sole work of nonfiction.

Paul Berman
Jan. 22 2020 12:01AM

His reputation will fall and rise with his people’s.

Oct. 28 2019 12:01AM

The great theme of his work is resistance to spiritual constraint, the soul’s freedom as the highest value.

Oct. 23 2019 12:01AM

Bellow’s whole career as a writer was devoted to this dichotomy, sometimes veering toward one pole, sometimes toward the other, but never losing sight of both.

Oct. 16 2019 12:01AM

The Jewish writer who became America’s most decorated novelist spent his early years prodding the nation’s soul. Then, sensing danger to it, he took up the role of guardian.

Oct. 7 2019 12:01AM

A new volume highlights the work of Saul Bellow’s friend and lover.

Rachel Shteir
May 8 2019 12:01AM

Did his deracinated outlook subvert his own literary career?

Joseph Epstein
Feb. 27 2019 12:01AM

The second volume of a new biography sheds some light on the question.

Abe Greenwald
Feb. 25 2019 12:01AM

And his struggle to break into, and remain in, the literary establishment.

Zachary Leader
Jan. 17 2019 12:01AM

He was no “is descendant of Machiavelli.”

Saul Bellow
Oct. 11 2018 12:01AM

Broadway Billy and the amnesia of a people once known for their memory.

Oct. 8 2018 12:01AM

To the frustration of German test-takers.

Paul Berman
May 15 2018 12:01AM

A not-so-closet neoconservative?

Martin Rubin
May 25 2017 12:01AM