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Bellow's essay "In the Days of Mr. Roosevelt," originally written for Esquire magazine, is his non-fiction account of what life was like in Chicago during the Great Depression. It is reprinted in It All Adds Up: From the Dim Past to the Uncertain Future, a collection of his essays published by the same year as this story.

Bellow wrote the afterward for an edition of Con Man (1942), an autobiography of legendary Chicago swindler J. R. "The Yellow Kid" Weil.

Philip Roth, one of the great American novelists, wrote an appreciation of Bellow's long career in "Rereading Saul Bellow," published in Roth's collection Shop Talk: A Writer and His Colleagues and Their Work (2001).

Unlike most literary biographies, Harriet Wasserman's memoir of Bellow, Handsome Is (1997), is steeped with personal and intimate observations about its subject and his life. Wasserman was Bellow's friend and agent, and her book...

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