Saul Bellow (June 10, 1915 – April 5, 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 ... more »
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''There are evils ... that have the ability to survive identification and go on for ever ... money, for instance, or war.''Saul Bellow (b. 1915), U.S. novelist. Albert Corde, in The Dean's December, ch. 13 (1982).
''Any artist should be grateful for a naïve grace which puts him beyond the need to reason elaborately.''Saul Bellow (b. 1915), U.S. novelist. Allan Bloom, The Closing of the American Mind, Foreword (1987).
''I think that New York is not the cultural center of America, but the business and administrative center of American culture.''Saul Bellow (b. 1915), U.S. author. BBC radio interview. Listener (London, May 22, 1969).
''Everybody knows there is no fineness or accuracy of suppression; if you hold down one thing, you hold down the adjoining.''Saul Bellow (b. 1915), U.S. novelist. The Adventures of Augie March, ch. 1 (1953).