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.
A new volume highlights the work of Saul Bellow’s friend and lover.
Did his deracinated outlook subvert his own literary career?
The second volume of a new biography sheds some light on the question.
And his struggle to break into, and remain in, the literary establishment.
He was no “is descendant of Machiavelli.”
Broadway Billy and the amnesia of a people once known for their memory.
To the frustration of German test-takers.
A not-so-closet neoconservative?
On the novelist’s letters and a “repulsive category.”
An newly-unearthed 1988 recording of the famous novelist.
Proof how much Bellow matters to our democratic society.
His “sense of Judaism, or rather Jewishness, was visceral, not intellectual.”
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.. . .