Real, Realist, Realistic, and False
Though it's not difficult to see through the veneer of fiction thinly spread over the surface of Saul Bellow's Herzog (a delightfully vindictive attack on the author's cheating ex-wife), the novel doesn't own up to its status as autobiography. In it ...
Many Odes to NYC, in One Giant Book
Wall Street Journal
The kaleidoscopic assemblage samples renowned city chroniclers such as E.B. White, Joan Didion and Gay Talese, as well as others including Andy Warhol, Spike Lee, Jack Kerouac, John Ashbery, Saul Bellow, Rem Koolhaas and Candace Bushnell.
A Visit to Planet North Korea: On Adam Johnson's 'The Orphan Master's Son'
In a recent New York Times article, Alexandra Alter noted that, with his Pulitzer and National Book Award wins on successive books, Johnson joins an elite literary club of consecutive prizewinners that includes the likes of Philip Roth, Saul Bellow ...
Saul Bellow Library opens in Montreal
The Saul Bellow library, designed by Chevalier Morales Architectes, opened this fall in Montreal. The design was commissioned following an architectural competition in 2011. It involved expanding, redesigning and updating the 1974 Lachine borough library.