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Name: Bellow, Saul

Historical Note: Born July 10, 1915, Saul Bellow was an American novelist and  master of comic melancholy who both championed and mourned the soul's fate in the modern world. Was the most acclaimed of a generation of Jewish writers who emerged after World War II.  First writer to win the National Book Award three times: in 1954 for "The Adventures of Augie March," in 1965 for "Herzog," and in 1971 for "Sammler's Planet." In 1976, won the Pulitzer Prize for "Humboldt's Gift" and the Nobel Prize in literature, cited for his "human understanding and subtle analysis of contemporary culture." Married five times, had three sons and, at age 84, a daughter. Died April 5, 2005.

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Note Author: Lesley Purnell

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