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Richard Poirier: The Corruption of Literary Biography, 2 November 2000

Bellow: A Biography 
by James Atlas.
Faber, 686 pp., £25, November 2000, 0 571 14356 3
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... Bellow in 1960 at Bard College, where I was visiting my friends and his, Jack Ludwig and his wife Leah. He had returned to the campus for a short stay and we all spent part of a day together. Over the next few years I met Bellow and Ludwig, by then his best buddy, on a couple of occasions in New York and Boston. And after I had moved to Rutgers, Bellow was a ...

One Long Scream

Jacqueline Rose: Trauma and Justice in South Africa, 23 May 2019

... to the murder of the Cradock Four and others such as the activist Steve (Bantu) Biko ‘was the price that had to be paid’. Partly for budgetary reasons, he explained, there would be no further investigation: he had to prioritise present-day crimes. Such frank admissions are surely rare, most likely drawn out of Jeffrey as his way of honouring Lukhanyo as ...

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