The Resource The life of Saul Bellow : love and strife, 1965-2005, Zachary Leader

The life of Saul Bellow : love and strife, 1965-2005, Zachary Leader

Label
The life of Saul Bellow : love and strife, 1965-2005
Title
The life of Saul Bellow
Title remainder
love and strife, 1965-2005
Statement of responsibility
Zachary Leader
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"When this second volume of The Life of Saul Bellow opens, Bellow, at forty-nine, is at the pinnacle of American letters--rich, famous, critically acclaimed. The expected trajectory is one of decline: volume 1, rise; volume 2, fall. Bellow never fell, producing some of his greatest fiction (Mr. Sammler's Planet, Humboldt's Gift, all his best stories) and winning two more National Book Awards, a Pulitzer Prize, and the Nobel Prize. At eighty, he wrote his last story; at eighty-five, he wrote Ravelstein. In this volume, his life away from the desk, including his love life, is, if anything, more dramatic than in volume 1. In the public sphere, he is embroiled in controversy over foreign affairs, race, religion, education, social policy, the state of culture, and the fate of the novel. Bellow's personal life was often fraught. In the 1960s he was compulsively promiscuous (even as he inveighed against sexual liberation). The women he pursued, the ones he married and those with whom he had affairs, were intelligent, attractive, and strong-willed. At eighty-five he fathered his fourth child, a daughter, with his fifth wife. His three sons, whom he loved, could be as volatile as he was, and their relations with their father were often troubled. Few writers had greater influence in literary and intellectual circles than Bellow, who advised a host of institutes and foundations--helping those he approved of, hindering those of whom he disapproved. Although an early and outspoken supporter of civil rights, in the second half of his life he was angered by what he saw as the excesses of Black Power; he also staunchly opposed cultural relativism. In making his case, he could be cutting and rude; he could also be charming, loyal, and funny. Bellow's heroic energy and will are clear to the very end of his life. His immense achievement and its cost, to himself and others, are also clear."--Dust jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Leader, Zachary
Dewey number
  • 813/.52
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3503.E4488
LC item number
Z7355 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bellow, Saul
  • Bellow, Saul
  • Novelists, American
  • Jewish authors
  • Novelists, American
Label
The life of Saul Bellow : love and strife, 1965-2005, Zachary Leader
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi Book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Fame and politics in the 1960s -- "All my ladies seem furious" -- Bad behavior -- A better man -- Distraction/divorce/anthroposophy -- The "Chicago book" and The Dean's December -- Nadir -- Janis Freedman/Allan Bloom/politics -- To seventy-five -- Papuans and Zulus -- Intensive care -- Ravelstein -- Love and strife
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 767 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781101875162
Lccn
2017053381
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 1759276
  • (OCoLC)1012651117
  • 1724122
  • (OCoLC)on1012651117
Label
The life of Saul Bellow : love and strife, 1965-2005, Zachary Leader
Publication
Note
"This is a Borzoi Book."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Fame and politics in the 1960s -- "All my ladies seem furious" -- Bad behavior -- A better man -- Distraction/divorce/anthroposophy -- The "Chicago book" and The Dean's December -- Nadir -- Janis Freedman/Allan Bloom/politics -- To seventy-five -- Papuans and Zulus -- Intensive care -- Ravelstein -- Love and strife
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 767 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781101875162
Lccn
2017053381
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 1759276
  • (OCoLC)1012651117
  • 1724122
  • (OCoLC)on1012651117

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