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Saul Bellow
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    (June 10, 1915-April 5, 2005)
    Raised in Chicago
    Wrote ‘Dangling Man (1944),’ ‘The Adventures of Augie March (1953),’ ‘Seize the Day (1956),’ ‘Henderson the Rain King (1959),’ ‘Herzog (1964),’ ‘Mr. Sammler’s Planet (1970),’ ‘Humboldt’s Gift (1975)’ and ‘Ravelstein (2000)’
    He was a grouchy old curmudgeon.
    Many find his writing style dense and incomprehensible.
    He married five times.
    He angered friends and colleagues by fictionalizing them in his books.
    He constantly bitched about how pop culture is a ‘moronic inferno.’
    He was booed off a university stage by young radicals.
    He made racist comments about ‘Zulus’ at a party, and it got printed in ‘The New Yorker.’
    He said a writer should ‘rely on his own judgment, and say in his heart of hearts, To hell with you.’
    His mother died when he was a teenager.
    He often was confronted with anti-Semitism.
    The head of his college English department told him: ‘No Jew could really grap the tradition of the English language.’
    He won the Nobel Prize (1976).

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    In 2018, Out of 5 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 5 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 11 Votes: 54.55% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 15 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 4 Votes: 25.00% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 9 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 20 Votes: 55.00% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 29 Votes: 65.52% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 80 Votes: 40.0% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 24 Votes: 70.83% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 98 Votes: 71.43% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 123 Votes: 71.54% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 217 Votes: 50.23% Annoying
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