Herzog

Herzog

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In one of his finest achievements, Nobel Prize winner Saul Bellow presents a multifaceted portrait of a modern-day hero, a man struggling with the complexity of existence and longing for redemption.

This is the story of Moses Herzog, a great sufferer, joker, mourner, and charmer. Although his life steadily disintegrates around him--he has failed as a writer and teacher, as a father, and has lost the affection of his wife to his best friends--Herzog sees himself as a survivor, both of his private disasters and those of the age. He writes unsent letters to friends and enemies, colleagues and famous people, revealing his wry perception of the world and the innermost secrets of his heart.

This Penguin Classics edition features an introduction by Philip Roth.


Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, c2003, c1992.
ISBN: 9780142437292
0142437298
Branch Call Number: BELLO
Characteristics: xxvi, 371 p. ; 20 cm.

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Jun 17, 2017

A very lovable main character, and one for our age (even more so than "a man without qualities"), rudderless, somewhat bewildered, knowledgeable and intelligent, but still feisty and hopeful.

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Bobbinyu_0
Sep 08, 2015

This is not Bellow's best work but even when not at his best, he remains maddeningly brilliant

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GrumpyDave
Dec 06, 2010

1965 National Book Award - Fiction

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