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Saul Bellow's Novels Tackled Life's Contradictions

One of America's greatest novelists, Saul Bellow, died Tuesday at the age of 89. Bellow won three National Book Awards, a Pulitzer and the Nobel Prize in Literature.

Among his best-known books are Herzog, Humboldt's Gift and The Adventures of Augie March. He grew up in Chicago, and his work is closely associated with the city.

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Neda Ulaby reports on arts, entertainment, and cultural trends for NPR's Arts Desk.