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Posted on 14 July 2018 | 1:42 pm
17 books Barack Obama thinks everyone should
Business Insider India17 books Barack Obama thinks everyone should read this summerBusiness Insider India"With this brilliantly imagined novel, Toni Morrison transfigures the coming-of-age story as audaciously as Saul Bellow or Gabriel García Márquez. As she follows Milkman from his Rustbelt city to the place of his family's origins, Morrison introduces ...and more »
Posted on 13 July 2018 | 2:05 pm
Doc Talk: A sad clown and a happy collector
The Boston GlobeDoc Talk: A sad clown and a happy collectorThe Boston GlobeWhen Robin Williams took his own life, in 2014, at 63 fans were shocked that someone who spread so much joy and laughter could be driven to such despair. Others wondered if this confirmed the belief that the need to make people laugh was a sign of a ...The 5 best Robin Williams movies to binge-watch this weekendUSA TODAYRobin Williams bio revelations: Infidelity, depression, insecurity - USA TodayUSA TODAYall 62 news articles »
Posted on 12 July 2018 | 11:37 am
Ex Libris: The New York Public Library
Telegraph.co.ukEx Libris: The New York Public Library review: Frederick Wiseman rips up the documentary rule bookTelegraph.co.ukThey ought to be warned,” Saul Bellow once had a character reflect. Well, whatever else Ex Libris does, it puts the word out. Frederick Wiseman's new film about the inner workings of the New York Public Library is the documentary equivalent of the ...
Posted on 12 July 2018 | 8:57 am
Left Bank by Agnès Poirier –
The GuardianLeft Bank by Agnès Poirier – existentialism, jazz and the miracle of Paris in the 1940sThe GuardianPoirier is more infectious in her enthusiasms than Bakewell, though – so much so that when grumpy Saul Bellow arrives in town as everyone else is partying like it's 1949, it's hard not to share her exasperation. His New World ressentiment for Paris's ...
Posted on 11 July 2018 | 4:00 am
A Tour of Lake Michigan, My Inland Sea
(“I stuck around the amusement park at Silver Beach, where the cars of the Ferris wheel were covered, getting blackened, and I got soaked through my rain coat,” Saul Bellow writes in “The Adventures of Augie March.”) The park closed nearly 50 years ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 1:04 pm
Pera Wirszup, former U. of C. lecturer and
The lectures drew hundreds and featured such notable figures as authors Eudora Welty and Saul Bellow, historian John Hope Franklin, astronomer Carl Sagan and physicist Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar. That program continues with the Izaak Wirszup Lecture Series ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 6:37 am
Saul Bellow Was 30 Years Ahead of Me
Here's a fascinating little August tidbit, via Jeet Heer on Twitter. It's an excerpt from The Dean's December, by Saul Bellow, published in 1981. Albert Corde, an academic, is talking to a scientist (obviously modeled on the seminal lead researcher Clair ...
Posted on 27 August 2015 | 4:41 am
Ta-Nehisi Coates and the History Our Kids
Referring to the famous insult by Saul Bellow, he wants "'Tolstoy is the Tolstoy of the Zulus' to immediately be obvious to you." Coates tells his son that there is strength in the hood and wisdom in those streets, and that he must respect the common struggle.
Posted on 24 August 2015 | 5:22 am
New Saul Bellow Documents Unearthed by
HYDE PARK — The author of a new biography of Saul Bellow will be in Hyde Park Tuesday to talk about a trove of documents previously unavailable. Zachary Leader was lucky to have 150 boxes of notes, letters and early drafts while writing “The Life of ...
Posted on 24 August 2015 | 4:13 am