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Zachary Leader

The Life of Saul Bellow: Love and Strife 1965 -2005

Zachary Leader

Saturday, 6 April 2019

6:00pm

1 hour

Oxford Martin School: Seminar Room

£7 - £12.50

Biographer Professor Zachary Leader talks about the second volume of his life of one of America’s greatest writers and Nobel prize winner Saul Bellow – a period of huge achievement but at a cost to himself and others.

Leader takes on Bellow’s story from the age of 49 to the end of his life, years in which he produced some of his greatest works including Mr Sammler’s Planet and Humboldt’s Gift. Leader describes a life and love life even more dramatic than in the early years and looks at the controversies over foreign affairs, race, religion, education, social policy, the state of culture, and the fate of the novel.

Leader is professor of English at the University of Roehampton and author of The Life of Saul Bellow: To Fame and Fortune, 1915-1964; Reading Blake’s Songs; Writer’s Block; Revision and Romantic Authorship; and The Life of Kingsley Amis.

In association with MIT Press.

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FT Weekend Title partner BBC World Service International radio partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner University of Oxford New College Jewish Book Week Partner of Jewish programme Italian Embassy Supporter of Italian programme Irish Embassy, London Supporters of the Irish programme MIT Press MIT Press. Sponsors of the programme of American literature and culture The Dorchester Hotels Collection Festival London hotel partner Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Princeton University Press British Academy Festival academic partner Ian and Carol Sellars Emily Rose and James Marrow Lady Hatch Patron donor for the programme of Irish literature and culture George Warren Mary and Cecil Quillen Jesus College Worcester College Worcester College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Hilda’s College 10th St Hilda's day at the festival St Cross College St Cross College The Feathers Hotel Macdonald Bear Hotel Critchleys The Royal Society of Literature Royal Literary Fund Felicity Bryan Associates Oxford University Press Conference Oxford University of Oxford Mathematical Institute Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office Said Business School Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner The Oxford Times Regional media partner Oxford Brookes University Oxford University Images Oxford University Images The Sheldonian Theatre Floris of London City Audio Visual Sloane Club British Humanist Association Schoolreaders Oxford City Council The Litmus Partnership K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography OX magazine History of War All About History Steer Oxford Botanic Garden