Saul Bellow (1915-2005)
A selective list of online literary criticism for American novelist Saul Bellow, favoring signed articles by recognized scholars, articles published in reviewed sources, and web sites that adhere to the MLA guidelines for web pages
Alexander, Victoria N. "Martin Amis: Between the Influences of Bellow and Nabokov." In an essay that ranges from Martin Amis to Saul Bellow and Vladimir Nabokov, Alexander notes that "Amis has decisively positioned himself between both the cool, evasive Nabokov and the passionate, outspoken Bellow. Influenced by both great authors, Amis writing exhibits the tensions between disbelief/belief, illusion/vision, which so far have provided for great comedy and marvelous energy in his writing." The Antioch Review Fall 1994 [first page of article only]
"Saul Bellow." A web site from the (UK) Guardian, contains a brief biography and links to Guardian reviews of Bellow's books
Atlas, James. A review of Atlas's biography of Saul Bellow, Bellow (Random House). Rain Taxi Winter 2000, reviewed by Eric J. Iannelli
(removed) Cronin, Gloria L.
Cronin, Gloria L. A substantial introduction to Saul Bellow ; On Dangling Man (1944) ; The Victim (1947) ; Seize the Day (1956) ; Henderson the Rain King (1959) ; Herzog (1964) ; Mr. Sammler's Planet (1969) ; Humboldt's Gift (1975) ; The Dean's December (1982) ; More Die of Heartbreak (1987) ; The Actual (1997) ; Ravelstein (2000) [subscription service]
Wasserman, Harriet. A review of Wasserman's Handsome Is: Adventures With Saul Bellow: A Memoir. Wasserman was Saul Bellow's literary agent. Reviewed by Robert Worth, NY Times 29 June 1997 [registration required]; also, the first chapter of the book; another review, by Robert Boynton in Newsday 25 May 1997
web sites and media
Obituary for Saul Bellow from the UK Guardian: "With his death, Saul Bellow has joined the pantheon of writers whose greatness rests not on vogue but on what they say about being human."
The Saul Bellow Journal. Also at the web site, a bibliography and a chronology
The Nobel Prize web site page for Saul Bellow, contains a brief biography of Bellow and his Nobel acceptance speech
Teacher's Guide to Saul Bellow, from textbook publisher Heath
Saul Bellow's review of Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man, from Commentary, June 1952.
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