Saul Bellow

1915 - 2005

Saul Bellow

Saul Bellow (born Solomon Bellows; 10 June 1915 – 5 April 2005) was a Canadian-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 1,047,235 page views. His biography is available in 82 different languages on Wikipedia making him the 472nd most popular writer.

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Among writers, Saul Bellow ranks 469 out of 4,883Before him are Margaret Atwood, Sidney Sheldon, Shams Tabrizi, Saint Naum, Paul Claudel, and Harriet Beecher Stowe. After him are Frantz Fanon, Louis Aragon, Enid Blyton, Paula Hitler, Ivan Krylov, and Auguste Escoffier.

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Among people born in 1915, Saul Bellow ranks 20Before him are Paul Samuelson, Hu Yaobang, Billie Holiday, Jerome Bruner, Joachim Peiper, and Fred Hoyle. After him are Sviatoslav Richter, Paul Tibbets, Stanley Matthews, Les Paul, Aziz Nesin, and Charles H. Townes. Among people deceased in 2005, Saul Bellow ranks 13Before him are Arthur Miller, Paul Ricœur, Simon Wiesenthal, Fahd of Saudi Arabia, Claude Simon, and Zhao Ziyang. After him are Princess Joséphine Charlotte of Belgium, Hans Bethe, Jack Kilby, Kenzō Tange, Sister Lúcia, and Omar Sívori.

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In Canada

Among people born in Canada, Saul Bellow ranks 16 out of 840Before him are Jim Carrey (1962), James Cameron (1954), Justin Trudeau (1971), Glenn Gould (1932), Eric Berne (1910), and Margaret Atwood (1939). After him are Willard Boyle (1924), Michael J. Fox (1961), Paul Anka (1941), Frederick Banting (1891), Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874), and James Naismith (1861).

Among WRITERS In Canada

Among writers born in Canada, Saul Bellow ranks 3Before him are Alice Munro (1931) and Margaret Atwood (1939). After him are Lucy Maud Montgomery (1874), A. E. van Vogt (1912), Brian Tracy (1944), Denis Villeneuve (1967), Igor Gouzenko (1919), David Shore (1959), Shulamith Firestone (1945), David Morrell (1943), and Gordon R. Dickson (1923).

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