As landmark Saul Bellow documentary premieres, a look back at his life through the JTA Archive


December 23, 2022

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Saul Bellow talks to reporters about being awarded the 1976 Nobel Prize in Literature.

(JTA) - Given his place in the international literary canon, it's hard to believe that there has never been a widely-released documentary made about the Jewish Nobel Prize winner Saul Bellow.

That's about to change, as PBS debuts "American Masters: The Adventures of Saul Bellow" on Monday night.

The documentary, which was filmed by Israeli director Asaf Galay between 2016 and 2019 and features what is being touted as the last interview Philip Roth gave before his death in 2018, digs deep into Bellow's personal life and inspirations. Many know about his successful novels and memorable (usual...

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