Saul Bellow: The Man, the Writer
Saul Bellow, the 1976 Nobel Laureate in Literature, attended both the College and graduate school at the University of Chicago and was a member of the faculty for more than 30 years. One of the most influential novelists of the 20th Century, Bellow centered his fictional universe in Chicago, his hometown. Lifelong friend, colleague, and fellow novelist Professor Emeritus of English Richard Stern presents "a friend's memory of Saul Bellow the man and Saul Bellow the author of books which are and will be present after, indeed long after, all those who knew him are gone." This lecture was part of A Nobel Celebration held during Alumni Weekend in June 2007 to commemorate the centennial of the first Chicago Nobel, won by physicist Albert A. Michelson in 1907.