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Saul Bellow (10 June 1915 – 5 April 2005) was a Canadian-born American writer. For his literary contributions, Bellow was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the Nobel Prize for Literature, and the National Medal of Arts. He is the only writer to win the National Book Award for Fiction three times and he received the Foundation's lifetime Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters in 1990.In the words of the Swedish Nobel Committee, his writing exhibited "the mixture of rich picaresque novel and subtle analysis of our culture, of entertaining adventure, drastic and tragic episodes in quick succession interspersed with philosophic conversation, all developed by a commentator with a witty tongue and penetrating insight into the outer and inner complications that drive us to act, or prevent us from acting, and that can be called the dilemma of our age." His best-known works include The Adventures of Augie March, Henderson the Rain King, Herzog, Mr. Sammler's Planet, Seize the Day, Humboldt's Gift and Ravelstein. Widely regarded as one of the 20th century's greatest authors, Bellow has had a "huge literary influence."Bellow said that of all his characters Eugene Henderson, of Henderson the Rain King, was the one most like himself. Bellow grew up as an insolent slum kid, a "thick-necked" rowdy, and an immigrant from Quebec. As Christopher Hitchens describes it, Bellow's fiction and principal characters reflect his own yearning for transcendence, a battle "to overcome not just ghetto conditions but also ghetto psychoses." Bellow's protagonists, in one shape or another, all wrestle with what Corde (Albert Corde, the dean in "The Dean's December") called "the big-scale insanities of the 20th century." This transcendence of the "unutterably dismal" (a phrase from Dangling Man) is achieved, if it can be achieved at all, through a "ferocious assimilation of learning" (Hitchens) and an emphasis on nobility. Wikipedia

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Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Seize the Day1986novel
2nd House1975TV Series novel "Humboldt's Gift" - 1 episode
Thirty-Minute Theatre1971TV Series writer - 1 episode
Izvlacenje1967TV Movie

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Seize the Day1986Man in Hallway
Zelig1983Saul Bellow - Contemporary Interviews

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bookmark1998TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
American Tribute to Vaclav Havel and a Celebration of Democracy in Czechoslovakia1990TV MovieHimself
In Search of Identity1980Himself
2nd House1975TV SeriesHimself
New Release1966TV SeriesHimself

Won awards

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1976Nobel Prize in LiteratureNobel Prize

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#Fact
1Biography in: "The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives". Volume 7, 2003-2005, pages 33-35. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2007.
2He was awarded the American National Medal of the Arts by the National Endowment of the Arts in Washington D.C.
3Biography/bibliography in: "Contemporary Authors". New Revision Series, Vol. 132, pp. 32-43. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2005.
4Son, with Susan Glassman, Daniel.
5Son, with Anita Goshkin, Gregory.
6Son, with Alexandra Tschacbasov, Adam Bellow.
7His daughter was born when he was 84 years old. His wife, Janis, was in her early 40s.
8Daughter, with Janis Bellow, Naomi Rose (b. December 23, 1999).
9Was the first writer to win three National Book Awards (U.S.), for his novels "The Adventures of Augie March" (1954), "Herzog" (1965), and "Mr. Sammler's Planet" (1971).
10Attended Northwestern University (Evanston, IL).
11Recipient of Nobel Prize in Literature, 1976.

#Quote
1A man is only as good as what he loves.
2I've never seen the world before. Now I was seeing it, and it's a beautiful, marvelous gift. Enchanting reality! And when the end came, I was told by the cleverest people I knew that it would all vanish. I'm not absolutely convinced of that. If you asked me if I believed in life after death, I would say I was an agnostic. There are more things between heaven and earth, Horatio, etc.


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