Jason Diamond on accidentally writing his
Los Angeles TimesJason Diamond on accidentally writing his memoir, 'Searching for John Hughes'Los Angeles Times... and were a lot of the times filmed in, my backyard, basically, in Chicago. That really meant a lot to me, and it made me connect with those films. You don't really get a lot of that with Chicago. You get Saul Bellow, but I was so young, I wasn't ...
Posted on 21 April 2017 | 10:15 am
Anthropologists, singers, lemon trees, and
National ReviewAnthropologists, singers, lemon trees, and moreNational ReviewEditor's Note: Jay Nordlinger's journal concludes today. The previous parts can be found at the following links: I, II, and III. California State University, Fullerton, is the home of the Titans. I buy a cap — a baseball-style cap. There are many to ...
Posted on 19 April 2017 | 10:37 pm
2017 Commencement speaker Colson Whitehead
Connecticut College2017 Commencement speaker Colson Whitehead wins Pulitzer PrizeConnecticut CollegePrevious winners of the award include William Faulkner, Marianne Moore, Philip Roth, John Updike, Katherine Anne Porter, Saul Bellow and Flannery O'Connor. Whitehead, a 1991 graduate of Harvard College, began his career at the Village Voice, where ...and more »
Posted on 12 April 2017 | 8:16 am
Personal Papers of Nobel Laureate Available
The Chicago MaroonPersonal Papers of Nobel Laureate Available in Regenstein LibraryThe Chicago MaroonThe world's largest collection of Nobel laureate Saul Bellow's personal papers is now accessible for research in the Special Collections Research Center in Regenstein Library. The collection is comprised of manuscripts, Rolodex record cards and ...
Posted on 11 April 2017 | 8:31 pm
My Turn: ASU has the antidote to liberal
AZCentral.comMy Turn: ASU has the antidote to liberal groupthinkAZCentral.comIn his novel “Mr. Sammler's Planet,” Saul Bellow wrote: “It is sometimes necessary to repeat what all know. All mapmakers should place the Mississippi in the same location, and avoid originality. It may be boring, but one has to know where he is. We ...
Posted on 1 April 2017 | 4:17 pm
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