My Childish, Unhealthy, Joyous Obsession With The Moviegoer
Writing in the New York Review of Books in 2005, Joyce Carol Oates identified Binx as one of a string of solitary, cool, self-absorbed males in American fiction—other examples including Saul Bellow's Joseph from Dangling Man, and the narrator of ...
Geek Love at 25: How a Freak Family Inspired Your Pop Culture Heroes
(Terry Adams remembers Dunn bringing a copy of each nominee's novel to the award dinner to be autographed.) Pine recalls how Geek Love stood out against popular literary fiction of the time. “Fiction was dominated by realism. Saul Bellow, Philip Roth ...
The enemy within
Others, like Nobel Prize-winning novelist Saul Bellow and leading American Jewish intellectuals Lionel Abel and Irving Howe, were critical not just of the book but of Arendt herself. The renowned Jewish writer and scholar Gershom Scholem accused Arendt ...
The Perils of Reading While Female
In These Times
When I was in my early twenties, and not any kind of writer, I was trying to impress a guy who loved Saul Bellow's novel Herzog. He loved the eponymous protagonist's voice, his enraged missives to the culture, the way the book was “all about discourse.