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Steven J. Zipperstein

Steven J. Zipperstein is the Daniel E. Koshland Professor in Jewish Culture and History at Stanford. He has published widely on modern Jewish history and culture and last spring was the first Jacob Kronhill Visiting Scholar at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research in New York.

 

Letters From Chicago

Steven J. Zipperstein

One of the many pleasures of the recently published Saul Bellow: Letters is how it reacquaints us with Bellow's wry, poignant, infectiously erudite voice. This is all the more surprising because he wasn't, or at least so he insisted, a natural-born letter writer. As in his literature, Bellow's language is so stunning that one wonders whether he was writing to both his correspondents, and to readers like us.