Saul Bellow's Heart: A Son's Memoir

Saul Bellow's Heart: A Son's Memoir

by Greg Bellow


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Saul Bellow's Heart: A Son's Memoir by Greg Bellow

In this warm, affectionate, yet strikingly honest look inside the life of one of America’s greatest twentieth-century writers, his father, the Nobel Prize–winning author Saul Bellow, Greg Bellow offers a view no one else has of a man known to be quick to anger, prone to argument, but palpably vulnerable to criticism. Yet there was always a bond of tender emotion between Saul Bellow and Greg, his firstborn.

In Saul Bellow’s Heart, Greg Bellow gives voice to a side of Saul unknown to most others, the "Young Saul"—emotionally accessible, often soft, with a set of egalitarian social values and the ability to laugh at the world’s folly and at himself. Saul’s accessibility and lightheartedness waned as he aged, and his social views hardened. This is the "Old Saul" most known to the world, and these changes taxed the relationship between Bellow and his son, now an adult, so sorely that Greg often worried whether it would survive. But theirs were differences of mind, not of the heart. Interweaving memories, personal stories, and autobiographical references in Saul’s books that only he could recognize, Greg Bellow reveals himself to be a fine prose stylist, never shying away from the truth about his father’s frame of mind. In Saul Bellow’s Heart, he has written a memoir that gives equal weight to the rebellious, irreverent, and ambitious young writer who raised him, and the older literary giant, famous but still fiercely private.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781608199952
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
Publication date: 04/23/2013
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 5.60(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Gregory Bellow, PhD, was a psychoanalytically oriented psychotherapist for forty years and remains a member of the Core Faculty of The Sanville Institute. He lives in Redwood City, California.

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