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Saul Bellow, in His Own Words

Saul Bellow's prose and themes won him the Nobel Prize, many other literary awards and the respect of fellow writers everywhere. Scott Simon remembers Bellow through the late author's own words.

Copyright 2005 NPR

Scott Simon is one of America's most admired writers and broadcasters. He is the host of Weekend Edition Saturday and is one of the hosts of NPR's morning news podcast Up First. He has reported from all fifty states, five continents, and ten wars, from El Salvador to Sarajevo to Afghanistan and Iraq. His books have chronicled character and characters, in war and peace, sports and art, tragedy and comedy.