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Herzog - Saul Bellow, Phillip Roth
Herzog
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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 friend - Herzog sees himself as a survivor, both of his... show more
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 friend - 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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780142437292 (0142437298)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 371
Edition language: English
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TheBrainintheJar
TheBrainintheJar rated it
3.0 Saul Bellow - Herzog
Feminists got it wrong with the whole ‘strong female character’ thing. Anyone who talked a little about fiction should know that by now. What’s more puzzling is how they got that idea in the first place. When they obsess over the strength of female characters, what are the example of male characters...
jwilley44
jwilley44 rated it
4.0 Herzog
I will not and cannot give an insightful review of this book. I did really enjoy it, although some of it was over my head. I will however write one of my favorite passages from this book....I brought all this on myself by telling Ramona the story of my life-how I rose from humble origins to complete...
Julian Meynell's Books
Julian Meynell's Books rated it
4.0 Herzog
Great use of the English language. It's masterfully written, but at times drags a little bit. It's really a character piece. I have a hard time knowing how to react to that part of the novel, not because I don't understand Herzog, but instead because I understand him too well. I greatly resemble...
All the World's a Page
All the World's a Page rated it
5.0
Dear Herzog, Dear Bellow,This book 'bout the fellowDown-trodden, seems awfully bleak.His life's done to Hell, loHis skin's turned all yellow,So what is there for him to seek?Dear Moses, Dear Saul,Where's gone your wherewithal?It would seem that you've gone quite astray.Lost two wives in all,And your...
Maven Books
Maven Books rated it
2.0 Herzog by Saul Bellow
I just couldn't get into it.
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