Tuesday, April 05, 2005

Saul Bellow Dead at 89

One of the greats has passed. Reading "The Adventures of Augie March" was a near religious experience I will never forget. They don't make 'em like Saul anymore.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't be frontin fitanides, Spillers gave you a C+ on that Bellow paper..

Wednesday, April 06, 2005 1:44:00 AM  
Blogger Demotiki said...

Marc,

I didn't write my paper on Bellow. . . and it was a D+!

Andrew

Wednesday, April 06, 2005 1:28:00 PM  
Blogger Doug said...

Guys, don't harsh my Bellow.

Thursday, April 07, 2005 11:12:00 AM  
Blogger Demotiki said...

Very nice Doug!

Sunday, April 10, 2005 9:15:00 PM  
Blogger Doug said...

Let's not forget how conservative Mr. Bellow was, great writer though he was. From the Atlantic Monthly(Check it out here.):

At fifty-eight, Wolfowitz is much older than Cheney or Rumsfeld was when running the Pentagon. (Cheney, who was Gerald Ford's chief of staff in his early thirties, became Secretary of Defense in the first Bush Administration at age forty-eight; Rumsfeld will turn seventy this year, but at forty-three he was the youngest-ever Defense Secretary, in the Ford Administration.) Yet Wolfowitz still has the air of a promising brainy student being groomed for great things. A character in Saul Bellow's novel Ravelstein (2000) is based on him; the novel is a roman à clef portrait of Allan Bloom, a mentor to Wolfowitz during his graduate studies at the University of Chicago. "It's only a matter of time before Phil Gorman has cabinet rank, and a damn good thing for the country," the Bloom character says, referring to the Wolfowitz character. "He has a powerful mind and a real grasp of great politics, this kid."

Wednesday, April 13, 2005 1:16:00 PM  
Blogger Doug said...

And dig this.

Tuesday, April 26, 2005 4:23:00 PM  

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