This Day in Jewish History, 1976 Saul Bellow Awarded Nobel Prize for Literature

The world is still divided, a decade after his death: was 'Schloime' Bellow a genius or a small-minded windbag? Either way, his writing had power.

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On October 21, 1976, the Nobel Prize Committee announced the winner of that year’s Prize for Literature: Saul Bellow, the Montreal-born, Chicago-raised, Yiddish-speaking novelist who today, a decade after his...