Saul Bellow was born in 1915 in the Montreal suburb of Lachine, Quebec. As a child, his family moved to Chicago, which would become the setting of many of his books. He graduated from Northwestern University in 1937. He became an American citizen in 1941 and served in the Merchant Marines during World War II.

He published his first novel, Dangling Man, in 1944, and his second, The Victim, in 1947. He established his reputation with his third novel, The Adventures of Augie March, which won the National Book Award in 1954, an honor later bestowed on Bellow's novels Herzog (1964) and Mr. Sammler's Planet (1970). He is the only writer to have won this award three times (he was nominated six times, also a singular distinction)...Show More »

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Audible Modern Vanguard Productions of Saul Bellow's Work

Something to Remember Me By: Three Tales

  • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 40 mins)
  • By Saul Bellow
  • Narrated By Jennifer Van Dyck, A. C. Fellner, Kevin Pariseau
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A collection of three novellas. A Theft is the first story by Bellow to feature a woman as it's principal character. The Bellarosa Connection is a story within a story featuring a memory specialist, a Jewish refugee, and a Broadway showman. Something to Remember Me By is a remembrance of a 17-year-old boy's first encounter with a hooker, set against the somber backdrop of the lingering death of the boy's mother from cancer.

It All Adds Up: From the Dim Past to the Uncertain Future

  • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 22 mins)
  • By Saul Bellow
  • Narrated By A. C. Fellner
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The man himself and a lifetime of his insightful views on a range of topics spring off the page in this, his first nonfiction collection, which encompasses articles, lectures, essays, travel pieces, and an "Autobiography of Ideas."

Ravelstein

  • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 38 mins)
  • By Saul Bellow
  • Narrated By Peter Ganim
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Abe Ravelstein is a brilliant professor at a prominent midwestern university and a man who glories in training the movers and shakers of the political world. He has lived grandly and ferociously-and much beyond his means. His close friend Chick has suggested that he put forth a book of his convictions about the ideas which sustain humankind, or kill it, and much to Ravelstein's own surprise, he does and becomes a millionaire.