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Saul Bellow

Birthplace: Lachine, Montreal, Montreal, Québec, Canada
Death: Died in Brookline, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, United States
Place of Burial: Brattleboro, Windham County, Vermont, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Abraham Bellow and Lescha (Liza Lilian) Bellow
Husband of <private> Bellow (Freedman)
Ex-husband of Alexandra Bellow; <private> Bellow (Glassman); <private> Bellow (Tschacbasov) and <private> Bellow (Goshkin)
Father of <private> Bellow; <private> Bellow; <private> Bellow and <private> Bellow
Brother of Jane Zelda Kauffman; Samuel G. Bellows; <private> Bellow (Adopted Son from 1930 census) (Bellow) and Maurice Bellows

Managed by: Philip Jay Belkin
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About Saul Bellow

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 have won the National Book Award three times, and the only writer to have been nominated for it six times.

In the words of the Swedish Nobel Committee, his writing exhibited "the mixture of rich picaresque novel and subtle analysis of our culture, of entertaining adventure, drastic and tragic episodes in quick succession interspersed with philosophic conversation, all developed by a commentator with a witty tongue and penetrating insight into the outer and inner complications that drive us to act, or prevent us from acting, and that can be called the dilemma of our age." His best-known works include The Adventures of Augie March, "Henderson the Rain King," Herzog, Mr. Sammler's Planet, Seize the Day, Humboldt's Gift and Ravelstein. Widely regarded as one of the twentieth century's greatest authors, Bellow has had a "huge literary influence."

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June 10, 1915
Montreal, Montreal, Québec, Canada