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Sunday, 17 June 2012

Saul Bellow

Saul Bellow (1915-2005) decided to be a writer when he first read Harriet Beecher Stowe's Uncle Tom's Cabin.

As a young man, Bellow went to Mexico City to meet Leon Trotsky, but the expatriate Russian revolutionary was assassinated the day before they were to meet.

Bellow is the first and to date only 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).

Saul Bellow’s daughter, with Janis Bellow, Naomi Rose, was born when he was 84 years old. Janis, was in her early 40s.

Bellow said that of all his characters Eugene Henderson, of Henderson the Rain King, was the one most like himself.

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