Saul Bellow: Mr. Sammler and King Lear

Berryman, Charles
March 1983
Essays in Literature;Spring83, Vol. 10 Issue 1, p81
Academic Journal
Literary Criticism
The article discusses the injustice of providing positive critics for Saul Bellow's literary works, which include his novels "Mr. Sammler's Planet and King Lear." According to sources, the critical reputation of Bellow's fiction rose and fell with the fashion of such commentary that mixes together the concerns of literature and philosophy. Instead of looking at the novel as a work of art, much of the critical attention has turned to Bellow's supposed indictment of contemporary America.


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