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Bellow : a biography

Author: James Atlas
Publisher: New York : Random House, [2000] ©2000
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Saul Bellow's parents fled Russia in 1913 and settled with relatives in Canada, where Saul was born. Bellow's boyhood in Quebec and Chicago, marked by his family's transient existence and struggle for economic survival (his father was a bootlegger for a time), provided inspiration for many of the memorable characters and scenes that animate his fiction. It was in Chicago that Bellow came into his own, discovering  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Atlas, James.
Bellow.
New York : Random House, ©2000
(OCoLC)647322721
Named Person: Saul Bellow; Saul Bellow; Saül Bellow; Saul Bellow; Saul Bellow
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: James Atlas
ISBN: 0394585011 9780394585017
OCLC Number: 44446921
Description: xiv, 686 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Responsibility: James Atlas.
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"Saul Bellow's parents fled Russia in 1913 and settled with relatives in Canada, where Saul was born. Bellow's boyhood in Quebec and Chicago, marked by his family's transient existence and struggle for economic survival (his father was a bootlegger for a time), provided inspiration for many of the memorable characters and scenes that animate his fiction. It was in Chicago that Bellow came into his own, discovering his unique voice and encountering many of the women, as well as the writers and intellectuals, who were to populate his novels and his life. Atlas draws upon Bellow's vast correspondence with Ralph Ellison, Delmore Schwartz, John Berryman, Robert Penn Warren, John Cheever, and many other luminaries in this rich and revealing account of one writer's experience of America's twentieth-century intellectual and literary history."--Jacket.

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