Katafalkilleen kukin kenotafiinsa
Saul Bellow ei enää kuulu eniten ihailemiini eläviin kirjailijoihin.
''A man without a city is either a beast or a god," says the weary academic protagonist of ''The Dean's December" (1982), invoking Aristotle. ''Well, Chicago was the city." Certainly it was Mr. Bellow's city, although, like Faulkner and his mythic Yoknapatawpha, he made the crush and signature of place into universal song.
- Gail Caldwell, The Boston Globe.