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A classic Saul Bellow rant about Chicago

Clip: 12/12/2022 | 1m 41s  | Video has closed captioning.

Saul Bellow's novel "The Dean's December," released in 1982, details the blowback a writer faces after publishing an exposé on Chicago's corruption. "You can't live in Chicago without being sharply aware of the presence of this underclass," said Bellow of writing about the city in the 1980s.

Aired: 12/12/22

Rating: NR

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