A sweeping collection and a tribute to one of the mostinfluential, daring, and visionary minds of the twentieth century
The year 2015 marks several literary milestones: thecentennial of Saul Bellow’s birth, the tenth anniversary of his death, and thepublication of Zachary Leader’s much anticipated biography. Bellow—a Nobel laureate, Pulitzer Prize winner, and the only novelist to receive threeNational Book Awards—has long been regarded as one of America’s most cherishedauthors. Here, Benjamin Taylor, editor of the acclaimed Saul Bellow: Letters, presents lesser-known aspects of the iconicwriter.
Arranged chronologically, this literary time capsuledisplays the full extent of Bellow’s nonfiction, including criticism,interviews, speeches, and other reflections, tracing his career from hisinitial success as a novelist until the end of his life. Bringing together six classicpieces with an abundance of previously uncollected material, There Is Simply Too Much to Think Aboutis a powerful reminder not only of Bellow’s genius but also of his enduringplace in the Western canon, and it is sure to be widely reviewed and talked aboutfor years to come.