The Life of Saul Bellow

The Life of Saul Bellow

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2015 will mark the centenary of Saul Bellow’s birth as well as the tenth anniversary of his death. The Life of Saul Bellow by Zachary Leader is the first biography since the author’s death and the first to discuss his life and work in its entirety. Leader has been granted unprecedented access to Bellow’s papers, including much previously restricted material and has conducted interviews with Bellow’s relatives, close friends, colleagues and lovers.

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Editorial reviews (6 reviews)


It’s a terrific biography. It’s also a first-rate piece of literary criticism. The book doesn’t really privilege the life or the fiction, or belittle the complexity of reading between them.

Masterfully tracing Bellow’s growth from precocious youth to his eventual status in the 1960s as perhaps America’s greatest living novelist, Leader fleshes out even the smallest details, yet all of these seem carefully chosen, deliberately unpacked...

Leader’s book works best when he lines up the fact and the fiction side by side, to see how well they match.

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Book Details  


Publisher: Vintage Digital (May 07, 2015)

Collection: Vintage Digital

Format: EPUB

Page count: 832 pages

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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