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Saul Bellow, R.I.P.

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#16 kfw


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Posted 07 April 2005 - 02:42 PM

Terri Gross' interview with Bellow from 1989 is available on the Fresh Air site.

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Posted 07 April 2005 - 03:04 PM

  He showed me his hat collection.

Herman, I forgot to add to my previous post that this remark made me think back a bit -- I never thought about it before, but in so many pictures of Bellow he's wearing these great hats!

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Posted 09 April 2005 - 04:58 AM

Edward Rothstein remembers studying under Saul Bellow at the University of Chicago.

Now don't get sensitive with me, Mr. Rothstein."

Saul Bellow was leaning back in his chair, his half-moon eyes sharply peering into mine. He was holding a letter opener - a knife, I thought - that impatiently sliced the air as he talked, as if the conversation were accompanying another form of dissection. "I am your teacher."

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