Saul Bellow | Critical Essay by Melvyn Bragg

This literature criticism consists of approximately 2 pages of analysis & critique of Saul Bellow.
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Critical Essay by Melvyn Bragg

The Dean's December might not be vintage Bellow but then he probably grew bored with vintage Bellow. It is new ground, seeking to retrieve, most boldly, the territory of social description and prescription so largely abandoned by novelists during this century. Bellow has always been conscious of the European literary heritage—whether it was bringing in the rhythms of Yiddish or digesting the intellectual currency of Paris; here it is Dostoevsky he seems to turn to; and if he falls short, then, who does not? In the attempt there are riches: the failures are so easy to spot that a reviewer must beware, Bellow is an exceptionally clever man. He would not "fail" so simply or seem to fail for no good purpose….

As an intellectual round-up [The Dean's December] has all Bellow's force—made even more...

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