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The Adventures of Saul Bellow

1h 25m Documentary 2021

Erudite and unvarnished, this meticulous appraisal examines the oeuvre and inner life of one of the 20th century’s most renowned if problematic authors. Saul Bellow’s prolific chronicling of post-war American Jewish life earned him a Pulitzer, Nobel, and a trio of National Book Awards. With witty tongue and sharp insights, the Canadian-born, Chicago-based writer’s breezy style melds streetwise argot with intellectualism. While profiling the disaffected modern urban man, Bellow’s outlooks on race, gender, and politics—and philandering reputation—were not without controversy. This must-see for bibliophiles weaves excerpts from his novels with reflections from contemporaries, including Philip Roth, Salman Rushdie, and Martin Amis.

Director

Asaf Galay

Language

English

Country

United States