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Friday, June 10, 2005

Bellow's Legacy

Today would have been Saul Bellow's 90th birthday. Here's Philip Roth, from an earlier issue of Time: "The backbone of 20th century American literature has been provided by two novelists: William Faulkner and Saul Bellow. Together they are the Melville, Hawthorne and Twain of the 20th century."

And though the author's portrayal of women made his work appear somewhat out-of-step with modern sensibilities in the US (and elsewhere), there's no denying his brilliance and influence, as this article in the Syracuse Post-Standard shows.


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