The Adventures of Saul Bellow
Ernest Hemingway versus Saul Bellow
Ernest Hemingway was the master of the simple, declarative sentence during his time. By contrast, when Saul Bellow came along, he wrote descriptive sentences full of verbal energy. "This was a great shift in the American notion of what a great prose style was," said Philip Roth.
Chicago in the 1980s is the backdrop for Bellow's novel "The Dean's December."
Salman Rushdie talks about some of his favorite Saul Bellow books in this outtake.
Philip Roth describes his admiration for Saul Bellow in Roth's final interview.