Saul Bellow

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

On the novelist’s letters and a “repulsive category.”

July 8 2016 12:01AM

An newly-unearthed 1988 recording of the famous novelist.

Saul Bellow
June 2 2015 12:01AM

Proof how much Bellow matters to our democratic society.

Ruth Wisse
April 22 2015 12:01AM

His “sense of Judaism, or rather Jewishness, was visceral, not intellectual.”

Abe Socher
March 23 2015 12:01AM

Laura Z. Hobson’s The Gentleman’s Agreement, a best-selling 1947 novel, brought American “genteel” anti-Semitism into the limelight, especially after it was turned into a movie.. . .

Rachel Gordan
Nov. 14 2014 12:01AM

Saul Bellow’s semi-autobiographical novel Herzog, published 50 years ago, is an unforgettable account of the moral and intellectual ambiguities of modern and modern Jewish life.     

Robert Fulford
Feb. 7 2014 12:01AM

More than Saul Bellow or Philip Roth, James Salter (né Horowitz) captures the situation of assimilated American Jews—by never writing from a Jewish perspective.

Rich Cohen
Oct. 1 2013 12:00AM