By UIUC RBML Staff
Title: Joe W. Kraus collection of Saul Bellow books
Primary Creator: Bellow, Saul
Extent: 43.5 Cubic Feet
Scope and Contents of the Materials
The first part of the Saul Bellow collection assembled by Joe W. Kraus came to the Library in 1996. Since then, Dr. Kraus has been steadily adding books and periodicals containing material by and about Saul Bellow. Complementing the collection are looseleaf binders containing photocopies of reviews of Bellow's books, Dr. Kraus's index of characters in Bellow's writings, and photocopies of obituaries.
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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