The second and final volume of Zachary Leader’s “The Life of Saul Bellow” is a portrait of a writer struggling to contend with the consequences of fame.
Mr. Leader brings an evenhanded approach to Bellow’s life in this biography, the first of two planned volumes, but the book takes time to find its feet.
The first volume of Zachary Leader’s biography of Saul Bellow ends in 1964, with the publication of “Herzog.”
Martin Amis reviews a new collection of Saul Bellow’s nonfiction, including criticism, interviews and speeches.
Political correctness was a challenge to this author, but Twitter would have been much worse.