Saul Bellow

1915 - 2005

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Saul Bellow (born Solomon Bellows; 10 June 1915 – 5 April 2005) was a Canadian-born American writer. For his literary work, Bellow was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the Nobel Prize for Literature, and the National Medal of Arts. He is the only writer to win the National Book Award for Fiction three times and he received the National Book Foundation's lifetime Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters in 1990.In the words of the Swedish Nobel Committee, his writing exhibited "the mixture of rich picaresque novel and subtle analysis of our culture, of entertaining adventure, drastic and tragic episodes in quick succession interspersed with philosophic conversation, all developed by a commentator with a witty tongue and penetrating insight into the outer and inner complications that drive us to act, or prevent us from acting, and that can be called the dilemma of our age." His best-known works include The Adventures of Augie March, Henderson the Rain King, Herzog, Mr. Read more on Wikipedia

Since 2007, the English Wikipedia page of Saul Bellow has received more than 1,338,280 page views. His biography is available in 90 different languages on Wikipedia (up from 82 in 2019). Saul Bellow is the 481st most popular writer (down from 469th in 2019), the 18th most popular biography from Canada (down from 16th in 2019) and the 4th most popular Canadian Writer.

Saul Bellow is most famous for his novels "The Adventures of Augie March" and "Humboldt's Gift."

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Among writers, Saul Bellow ranks 481 out of 5,794Before him are Henry IV of Castile, Jostein Gaarder, Imadaddin Nasimi, Edmondo De Amicis, Anaïs Nin, and Enheduanna. After him are Samuel Johnson, Laurence Sterne, Athenaeus, Zecharia Sitchin, Sidney Sheldon, and Boris Vian.

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Among people born in 1915, Saul Bellow ranks 19Before him are Paul Samuelson, Yitzhak Shamir, Jerome Bruner, Sviatoslav Richter, Paul Tibbets, and Joachim Peiper. After him are Billie Holiday, Hu Yaobang, Fred Hoyle, Les Paul, Stanley Matthews, and Curd Jürgens. Among people deceased in 2005, Saul Bellow ranks 13Before him are Fahd of Saudi Arabia, Arthur Miller, Paul Ricœur, Claude Simon, Rafic Hariri, and Simon Wiesenthal. After him are Zhao Ziyang, Jack Kilby, Sister Lúcia, Omar Sívori, Kenzō Tange, and Hans Bethe.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Saul Bellow ranks 18 out of 1,130Before him are Christopher Plummer (1929), James Cameron (1954), Jim Carrey (1962), Margaret Atwood (1939), Glenn Gould (1932), and Michael J. Fox (1961). After him are Eric Berne (1910), Celine Dion (1968), David Cronenberg (1943), Frederick Banting (1891), Gilles Villeneuve (1950), and William Shatner (1931).

Among WRITERS In Canada

Among writers born in Canada, Saul Bellow ranks 4Before him are Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874), Alice Munro (1931), and Margaret Atwood (1939). After him are A. E. van Vogt (1912), Brian Tracy (1944), David Morrell (1943), Shulamith Firestone (1945), David Shore (1959), Naomi Klein (1970), Gabrielle Roy (1909), and Gordon R. Dickson (1923).