Greg Bellow in conversation with Stanford professor Steven Zipperstein
Tuesday, April 23, 7:30 p.m.
Saul Bellow's Heart: A Son's Memoir
In this warm, affectionate, yet strikingly honest look inside the life of one of America's greatest 20th century writers, his father the Nobel Prize-winning author Saul Bellow, Greg Bellow offers a view no one else has of a man known to be quick to anger, prone to argument, politically conservative, and palpably vulnerable to criticism.
Saul's accessibility and lightheartedness waned as he aged, and his social views hardened. This is the "Old Saul" most known to the world, and these changes taxed the relationship between Bellow and his son so sorely that Greg often worried whether it would survive.
Gregory Bellow, PhD, was a psychoanalytically oriented psychotherapist for forty years and remains a member of the Core Faculty of The Sanville Institute. He lives in Redwood City.
Steven J. Zipperstein is Daniel E. Koshland Professor in Jewish Culture and History. For 16 years he was Director of the Taube Center for Jewish Studies. In 2007-8, he was Weinstock Visiting Professor at Harvard University. Zipperstein taught at Oxford and at universities in France, Russia, and Poland.