Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Saul Bellow

Saul Bellow was an American author of fiction, essays, and drama. He was born to the Russian immigrant parents in Lachine, Quebec, Canada. He grew up in Montreal and when he was nine his family moved to Chicago. Bellow’s literary works include numerous award-winning novels such as, The Adventures of Augie March (1953), Herzog (1964), Humboldt's Gift (1975), etc. Bellow secured the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1976.

Saul Bellow

Fast Facts

Full Name: Saul Bellow
Birth Name: Solomon Bellows
Nick Name: Sollie
Birth: 10 June 1915
Place of Birth: Lachine, Quebec, Canada
Death: 5 April 2005
Place of Death: Brookline, Massachusetts, United States
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Nationality: American
Father: Abraham Bellows
Mother: Lescha (Liza) Bellow s (née Gordin)
  1. Jane Zelda Kauffman
  2. Maurice Bellows
  3. Samuel G. Bellows
  1. Anita Goshkin (m. 1937–1956)
  2. Alexandra (Sondra) Tschacbasov (1956–1959)
  3. Susan Glassman (1961–1964)
  4. Alexandra Bagdasar Ionescu Tulcea (1974–1985)
  5. Janis Freedman (1989–2005)
  1. Son: Gregory Bellow (1944)
  2. Son: Adam Abraham Bellow  (1957)
  3. Son: Daniel Oscar Bellow (1964)
  4. Daughter: Naomi Rose Bellow (1999)
Education: Northwestern University, University of Chicago, University of Wisconsin-Madison


“But what is the philosophy of this generation? Not God is dead, that point was passed long ago. Perhaps it should be stated Death is God. This generation thinks – and this is its thought of thoughts – that nothing faithful, vulnerable, fragile can be durable or have any true power. Death waits for these things as a cement floor waits for a dropping light bulb. The brittle shell of glass loses its tiny vacuum with a burst, and that is that. And this is how we teach metaphysics on each other. "You think history is the history of loving hearts? You fool! Look at these millions of dead. Can you pity them, feel for them? You can nothing! There were too many. We burned them to ashes, we buried them with bulldozers. History is the history of cruelty, not love as soft men think.” Saul Bellow, Herzog


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