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Appreciating Saul Bellow’s Jewishness


URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/world/article/appreciating_saul_bellows_jewishness_20050408

It disturbed me to hear on U.S. public radio and read in The New York Times that Saul Bellow was to be seen as simply an American writer -- which, of course, he is -- and not significantly a Jewish writer. Maybe they think they're doing him a favor? I think they're bleaching out a lot of the substance of Bellow, who died Tuesday at 89.

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