Government-Funded Writing Careers
... Works Progress Administration, a massive agency meant to provide jobs to the hordes of unemployed during the Great Depression, the Federal Writers' Project incubated Ralph Ellison, Zora Neale Hurston, John Steinbeck, Saul Bellow and Studs Terkel.
How Scientists Captured the Brains of Amis and McEwan
The New Republic
Discharging his debts in Einstein's Monsters, Amis mentioned not only Jonathan Schell—for his books about nuclear annihilation—but Saul Bellow, J. G. Ballard, Kafka, Nabokov, Borges and Rushdie. In Time's Arrow, he acknowledged Isaac Bashevis Singer ...
Lost in Dubai: Joseph O'Neill's Booker Prize-longlisted new novel
Early in the book the narrator says, “Arguably it is a little mad to covertly inhabit a bodiless universe of candour and reception” – a reference to his habit, borrowed from Saul Bellow's “cracked” intellectual Moses Herzog, of writing irritated memos ...
New York Times
In 2010, Leon Wieseltier called Saul Bellow's collected letters “one of Bellow's greatest books,” showing the author in “his stunning, almost baffling plenitude.” And five years ago, Thomas Mallon published “Yours Ever,” a compendium of excerpts from ...