March 1, 2003
March 1, 2003
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.
Introduction by Philip Roth
HERZOG, one of Saul Bellow's most celebrated novels, portrays (via the hero's sad, manic, ironic letters) the slow decline of Moses Herzog, a failed writer, teacher, husband, and father, as he charges through life unable to face the mistakes that have crippled him and wounded those around him. Introspective, witty, and sharp, the novel provides an astonishing insight into the soul of the modern intellectual. Herzog, whose wife--his third--is unfaithful to him, is a version of Bellow himself, and his rival is reportedly based on a good friend of his who was having an affair with Bellow's own wife at the time. HERZOG won a National Book Award in 1964.
- Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Fiction + Literature Themes
- Subgenre: General, Conflicts + Dualities, Stages of Life, Family + Friendship, Love + Relationships + Sex, Types of Characters, Arts + Entertainment, Religion + Beliefs, Philosophy, Humorous Fiction, Human Qualities + Behavior, Peoples + Cultures, Literary Genres + Types of Novels
- Language: English
- Author: Saul Bellow
- Online Item #: 11483864
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-04-8193
- ISBN: 9780142437292
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported