Saul Bellow

A Literary Companion

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About the Book

A three-time National Book Award for Fiction winner, Saul Bellow (1915–2005) is one of the most highly regarded American authors to emerge since World War II. His 60–year career produced 14 novels and novellas, two volumes of nonfiction, short story collections, plays and a book of collected letters.
His 1953 breakthrough novel The Adventures of Augie March was followed by Seize the Day (1956), Herzog (1964) and Mr. Sammler’s Planet (1970). His Humboldt’s Gift won a Pulitzer Prize in 1976 and contributed to his receiving the Nobel Prize for Literature that year.
This literary companion provides more than 200 entries about his works, literary characters, events and persons in his life. Also included are an introduction and overview of Bellow’s life, statements made by him during interviews, suggestions for writing and further study and an extensive bibliography.

About the Author(s)

Mark Connelly teaches literature and film at Milwaukee Area Technical College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he is vice president of the Irish Cultural and Heritage Center.

Bibliographic Details

Mark Connelly
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 228
Bibliographic Info: appendix, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2016
pISBN: 978-0-7864-9926-7
eISBN: 978-1-4766-2485-3
Imprint: McFarland
Series: McFarland Literary Companions

Table of Contents

Preface  1
Introduction  3
Chronology of Bellow’s Life and Works  5
Saul Bellow: A Literary Companion  19
On Life and Literature  197
Appendix: Writing and Research Topics  205
Bibliography  209
Index  219

Book Reviews & Awards

  • “Excellent series of Literary Companions”—Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine