Tagged with saul bellow

The Woeful World of Writer’s Writers

Before I launch out on this topic, I’d like to take a moment to try and explain exactly what writer’s writer is.  A writer’s writer is a writer whom a) writes fictional books that are studied closely by other fiction writers, b) inspires readers to become writers, and c) just as frequently inspires revulsion, apathy, … Continue reading

Recommended Reading: The Victim

The 1950s for Saul Bellow were glorious years in terms of creativity: in a relatively short time, he produced the sprawling The Adventures of Augie March followed by the compact masterpiece Seize the Day.  The 40s for Bellow though were ruminant years, where his work took on a seriousness and solemnity that was shucked off … Continue reading