American Dreams: Feminist Fiction?s Rumble in the Jungle
1924—So Big by Edna Ferber 1934—Appointment in Samarra by John O'Hara 1944—Strange Fruit by Lillian Smith 1954—The Bad Seed by William March 1964—Herzog by Saul Bellow 1974—Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert Pirsig
'Satin Island', by Tom McCarthy
Indeed, if Saul Bellow has long been admired as a great observer, McCarthy might best be rated a grating observer. And that would be due praise for McCarthy and those who admire his defiantly esoteric approach to fiction, insofar as he challenges us to ...
'The Buried Giant', by Kazuo Ishiguro
Amis — writing under the influence of Nabokov and Saul Bellow — once speculated to me about being the “most influential writer” of his generation, and boasted that he wanted to write sentences that “no other guy could have written”. For Amis, in ...
From the archives: Chicago is fertile soil for a fledgling writer
Editor's note: This week, we take a look back at a 1977 piece by Saul Bellow. The essay, which appeared about a year after he won the Nobel Prize for Literature, was excerpted from the Jefferson Lecture in the Humanities. Later this month, a new ...