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'''Saul Bellow''' (1915—2005<ref>http://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/05/books/0406wire-bellow.html</ref>) was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist and playwright.  He was awarded the National Book Award for Fiction three times (1954, 1965 and 1971), the [[Pulitzer Prize]] for Fiction (1976), and the [[Nobel Prize]] in Literature (1976).  His works include ''The Adventures of Augie March'' (1953), ''Seize the Day'' (1956), ''Henderson the Rain King'' (1959), ''Herzog'' (1964), ''Mr. Sammler's Planet'' (1970), and ''Humboldt's Gift'' (1975).<ref>''The New York Public Library Student's Desk Reference''.  Prentice Hall:  New York, 1991.</ref>
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'''Saul Bellow''' (1915—2005<ref>"Saul Bellow, Who Breathed Life Into American Novel, Dies at 89."
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''The New York Times''.  Obituary. http://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/05/books/0406wire-bellow.html</ref>) was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist and playwright.  He was awarded the National Book Award for Fiction three times (1954, 1965 and 1971), the [[Pulitzer Prize]] for Fiction (1976), and the [[Nobel Prize]] in Literature (1976).  His works include ''The Adventures of Augie March'' (1953), ''Seize the Day'' (1956), ''Henderson the Rain King'' (1959), ''Herzog'' (1964), ''Mr. Sammler's Planet'' (1970), and ''Humboldt's Gift'' (1975).<ref>''The New York Public Library Student's Desk Reference''.  Prentice Hall:  New York, 1991.</ref>
  
==Life and Works==
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==Life and works==
Bellow was born June 10, 1915, in Lachine, Quebec, Canada, and moved with his family to Chicago in 1924.  He attended the University of Chicago, received a Bachelor's degree from Northwestern University in 1937, and served in the Merchant Marine during World War II.<ref>http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/1976/bellow-bio.html</ref>  He wrote two novels, ''Dangling Man'' and ''The Victim'', before becoming successful with ''The Adventures of Augie March'', the story of Augie's failed relationships and careers in the postwar era.<ref>http://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/saul-bellow/</ref>  It was during that time that he was influenced by Trotskyism, [[Dostoevsky]], and rejected [[Hemingway]]'s ideals, though as he improved as a writer he became somewhat conservative.<ref>http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/saul-bellow</ref>
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Bellow was born June 10, 1915, in Lachine, Quebec, Canada, and moved with his family to Chicago in 1924.  He attended the University of Chicago, received a Bachelor's degree from Northwestern University in 1937, and served in the Merchant Marine during World War II.<ref>"Saul Bellow - Biographical." ''Nobelprize.org''. http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/1976/bellow-bio.html</ref>  He wrote two novels, ''Dangling Man'' and ''The Victim'', before becoming successful with ''The Adventures of Augie March'', the story of Augie's failed relationships and careers in the postwar era.<ref>"Saul Bellow."
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''My Jewish Learning''. http://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/saul-bellow/</ref>  It was during that time that he was influenced by Trotskyism, [[Dostoevsky]], and rejected [[Hemingway]]'s ideals, though as he improved as a writer he became somewhat conservative.<ref>"Bellow, Saul."  ''Jewish Virtual Library''. http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/saul-bellow</ref>
  
This newer prose made him and other Jewish authors successful, and much of it is considered the superior and most realistic description of the [[Great Depression]] in Chicago.<ref>http://www.umich.edu/~eng217/student_projects/nobel%20prize%20winners/bellow.htm</ref>  He was known for vivid, beautiful prose compared to that of America's greatest, [[Walt Whitman]] and [[Herman Melville]].<ref>http://www.npr.org/2015/05/31/410939442/a-century-after-his-birth-saul-bellows-prose-still-sparkles</ref>  He wrote ''Henderson the Rain King'', about an American millionaire in Africa, and many stories about Jewish intellectuals' internal monologues before dying on April 5, 2005.<ref>https://www.britannica.com/biography/Saul-Bellow</ref>
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This newer prose made him and other Jewish authors successful, and much of it is considered the superior and most realistic description of the [[Great Depression]] in Chicago.<ref>"The Life of Saul Bellow."
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''University of Michigan Student Projects''. http://www.umich.edu/~eng217/student_projects/nobel%20prize%20winners/bellow.htm</ref>  He was known for vivid, beautiful prose compared to that of America's greatest, [[Walt Whitman]] and [[Herman Melville]].<ref>Vitale, Tom. "A Century After His Birth, Saul Bellow's Prose Still Sparkles."  ''NPR Broadcast''. http://www.npr.org/2015/05/31/410939442/a-century-after-his-birth-saul-bellows-prose-still-sparkles</ref>  He wrote ''Henderson the Rain King'', about an American millionaire in Africa, and many stories about Jewish intellectuals' internal monologues before dying on April 5, 2005.<ref>"Bellow, Saul."  ''Encyclopedia Britannica Online''.</ref>
  
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Saul Bellow (1915—2005[1]) was an American novelist, short story writer, essayist and playwright. He was awarded the National Book Award for Fiction three times (1954, 1965 and 1971), the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (1976), and the Nobel Prize in Literature (1976). His works include The Adventures of Augie March (1953), Seize the Day (1956), Henderson the Rain King (1959), Herzog (1964), Mr. Sammler's Planet (1970), and Humboldt's Gift (1975).[2]

Life and works

Bellow was born June 10, 1915, in Lachine, Quebec, Canada, and moved with his family to Chicago in 1924. He attended the University of Chicago, received a Bachelor's degree from Northwestern University in 1937, and served in the Merchant Marine during World War II.[3] He wrote two novels, Dangling Man and The Victim, before becoming successful with The Adventures of Augie March, the story of Augie's failed relationships and careers in the postwar era.[4] It was during that time that he was influenced by Trotskyism, Dostoevsky, and rejected Hemingway's ideals, though as he improved as a writer he became somewhat conservative.[5]

This newer prose made him and other Jewish authors successful, and much of it is considered the superior and most realistic description of the Great Depression in Chicago.[6] He was known for vivid, beautiful prose compared to that of America's greatest, Walt Whitman and Herman Melville.[7] He wrote Henderson the Rain King, about an American millionaire in Africa, and many stories about Jewish intellectuals' internal monologues before dying on April 5, 2005.[8]

References

  1. "Saul Bellow, Who Breathed Life Into American Novel, Dies at 89." The New York Times. Obituary. http://www.nytimes.com/2005/04/05/books/0406wire-bellow.html
  2. The New York Public Library Student's Desk Reference. Prentice Hall: New York, 1991.
  3. "Saul Bellow - Biographical." Nobelprize.org. http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/1976/bellow-bio.html
  4. "Saul Bellow." My Jewish Learning. http://www.myjewishlearning.com/article/saul-bellow/
  5. "Bellow, Saul." Jewish Virtual Library. http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/saul-bellow
  6. "The Life of Saul Bellow." University of Michigan Student Projects. http://www.umich.edu/~eng217/student_projects/nobel%20prize%20winners/bellow.htm
  7. Vitale, Tom. "A Century After His Birth, Saul Bellow's Prose Still Sparkles." NPR Broadcast. http://www.npr.org/2015/05/31/410939442/a-century-after-his-birth-saul-bellows-prose-still-sparkles
  8. "Bellow, Saul." Encyclopedia Britannica Online.