Joe Knippenberg notes the death of Saul Bellow below and the good link to the New York Times obituary.
In todays New York Post, John Podhoretz offers a very nice reminiscence of Bellow teaching with Allan Bloom at the University of Chicago. Bellow stood toe to toe with Bloom as the ol war between philosophy and poetry was reenacted between these two old friends, the histrionic erotic representative of philosophy and the dapper, calm and rational poet. Very nice.
Bellows Ravelstein is the triumph of poetry over philosophy, or, at least, of the poet, Chick, over the philosopher, Ravelstein.