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Posted on 26 May 2018 | 3:05 am
Martin Amis on Philip Roth: 'the kind of
The GuardianMartin Amis on Philip Roth: 'the kind of satirical genius that comes along once in a generation'The GuardianAh, I thought, he's what Saul Bellow calls “an exuberance hoarder”, restrained by High Seriousness and, in his case, restrained by an exaggerated reverence for Henry James. Portnoy was his real “letting go”; now the comic energies will surely surge and ...Appreciation: Philip RothWall Street JournalPhilip Roth didn't need a Nobel Prize but he deserved oneNew Zealand HeraldWhat Philip Roth wrought: a tributeThe HinduCNBCTV18 -CBS New York -Brinkwire (press release)all 28 news articles »
Posted on 26 May 2018 | 2:01 am
Stefanie I. Dreyfuss, 96 - Westport Now
Stefanie I. Dreyfuss, 96Westport NowIt was during this time that Steffi began a lifelong love affair with the art of Pablo Picasso, Paul Gauguin, and Claude Monet, the intensity of which was rivaled only by her passion for the works of the authors Philip Roth, Saul Bellow, and John ...
Posted on 25 May 2018 | 11:06 am
Gabriele and Werner Merzbacher Collection
ArtforumGabriele and Werner Merzbacher Collection Heads to the Kunsthaus ZurichArtforumThe Kunsthaus Zürich has announced that artworks from the Gabriele and Werner Merzbacher collection, a significant private collection of modern art, will be coming to the museum as part of a long-term loan agreement. A total of sixty-five works ...
Posted on 25 May 2018 | 5:14 am
Novelist Philip Roth was without a doubt one
Bangor Daily NewsNovelist Philip Roth was without a doubt one of the greatest English writersBangor Daily NewsRoth himself felt diminished by the label of Jewish-American or by being grouped with other writers who were and whose subjects were American and Jewish, like Saul Bellow and Bernard Malamud. Roth wrote about almost nothing else, except when ...Goodbye Philip Roth, genius of the human heartFinancial TimesPhilip Roth: 'You Begin Every Book As An Amateur'WAMU 88.5Death of author Philip Roth marks end of a cultural eraThe Sydney Morning HeraldMount Airy News -The Guardianall 168 news articles »
Posted on 24 May 2018 | 10:29 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