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December 12, 2012

Bellow’s Human Comedy

Filed under: Today in Literature — Tags: , , , — Bookblurb @ 7:08 am
Saul Bellow   (1915 - 2005)

Saul Bellow
(1915 – 2005)

On this day in 1976 Saul Bellow made his Nobel Prize acceptance speech. He won the award for a body of work filled with, “exuberant ideas, flashing irony, hilarious comedy and burning compassion,” and his response to it seemed to suit: “After years of the most arduous mental labor, I stand before you in the costume of a headwaiter” and “All I started out to do was show up my brothers. I didn’t have to go this far.”

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