Saul Bellow

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Biographical Information

"‘While at work on Humboldt’s Gift (1975), Bellow had developed an interest in the work of Rudolf Steiner, the founder of anthroposophy. And although he insisted, in a letter to the English barrister and “historian of consciousness” Owen Barfield, that he could not call himself a Steinerian, he was using – and refusing – the handle as a measure of knowledge rather than appetite." [1]

His sons are Adam Bellow and Gregory Bellow.


  • Chavkin, Allan. 1984. “Bellow and English Romanticism.” Studies in the Literary Imagination 17:2, 7–18.
  • Cronin, Gloria L. 1989. “Holy War against the Moderns: Saul Bellow’s Antimodernist Critique of Contemporary American Society.” Studies in American Jewish Literature 8:1, 77–94.
  • Cronin, Gloria L. 2007. “Saul Bellow and the Holocaust Moment.” Saul Bellow Journal 23:1–2 (Winter), 95–116.
  • Cronin, Gloria L. 2012. "Bellow’s Spiritual Quest," [Expositions 6.1 (2012) 43–51.


  • Greg Bellow, Saul Bellow's Heart (Bloomsbury Publishing, 2013).
  • James Atlas, Bellow (Faber and Faber, 2001).

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  1. zooey.wordpress Saul bellow’s letters, organizational web page, accessed June 4, 2013.