Reading Saul bellow


Name  Email Phone
John and Jan Kinar (608) 238-2826

Course Description 

We will devote this Semester to reading two works by Saul Bellow.

We will begin by reading Herzog (ISBN # 9780142437292), and then we’ll read Humboldt’s Gift (ISBN # 9780143105473).

"People don't realize how much they are in the grip of ideas", Bellow once wrote. "We live among ideas much more than we live in nature.” Herzog is such a person. In fact, he considers his addiction to ideas to be his greatest virtue. (Wikipedia). Humboldt’s Gift explores the changing relationship of art and power in a materialist America. (Wikipedia)


   For the first class please read to page 111 in Herzog.

   This is a popular course and often has a waiting listing.


On Line

Meeting Day


Meeting Time

10:00 am to 12:00 pm

Start Date

Oct 1, 2021

End Date

Dec 10, 2021


High participation with assignments

Class Size

Class size 14

Class notes 

To Enroll:  Registration required, contact coordinator for instructions. 

# of Sessions: 10

Date No Class:  November 26th

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