Saul Bellow was a major University of Chicago presence for many, many years and any blog with our name should mention his death. But life is short and the stack of unread books is stratospherically high. I have not read one word by Saul Bellow. I know I should read something, but other books have called more loudly or more seductively or more imploringly. But, though the man is gone the books remain and I hope to get to him. Someday.
Rest in peace.