Saturday, October 9, 2010

Author of the Day: Saul Bellow

Saul Bellow (1915 to 2005) may have been born in Canada, but he was an American treasure. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1976. He also won the Pulitzer Prize and won the National Book Award three times.

Bellow is a real favorite of mine. Henderson the Rain King didn't do anything for me, but I think Hertzog and Humbolt's Gift are wonderful.

Those I have read are in red; those currently on my TBR shelf are in blue. I plan to read them all eventually. I may have to re-read More Die of Heartbreak because I read it in high school and don't remember it.

Dangling Man (1944)

The Victim (1947)

The Adventures of Augie March (1953) (National winner; reviewed here)

Seize the Day (1956)

Henderson the Rain King (1959)

Herzog (1964) (National winner)

Mosby's Memoirs (1968) (short stories)

Mr. Sammler's Planet (1970) (National winner; reviewed here)

Humboldt's Gift (1975) (Pulitzer winner; reviewed here)

To Jerusalem and Back (1976) (memoir)

The Dean's December (1982)

Him with His Foot in His Mouth (1984) (short stories)

More Die of Heartbreak (1987)

A Theft (1989) (novella)

The Bellarosa Connection (1989)

Something to Remember Me By: Three Tales (1991) (short stories)

It All Adds Up (1994) (essays)

The Actual (1997) (novella)

Ravelstein (2000)

Collected Stories (2001)  (short stories)


If you would like links to you posts about Saul Bellow or reviews of Bellow's books listed here, please leave a comment with a link to your post(s) and I will add it.


Last updated October 4, 2012.

1 comment :

  1. New Release: Death of the Black Haired Girl by Robert Stone.
    Surely Robert Stone is one of the best writers of individual scenes in all of our literature – think of the scene in A Flag for Sunrise where Tabor shoots his dogs, or in Children of Light where members of a film crew mistake the phrase “Bosch’s Garden” for “Butch’s Garden”, which they speculate is an S&M joint in Los Angeles.


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