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Herzog (Penguin Classics)

Herzog (Penguin Classics)
Author: Saul Bellow
ISBN 13: 9780142437292
ISBN 10: 142437298
Edition: unknown
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 2003-02-25
Format: Paperback
Pages: 400
List Price: $17.00

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

Books of the Century; New York Times review, September 1964 - Julian Moynihan

This age is full of fearfull abysses. If people are to go ahead they must move and into and through these abysses. The old definitions of balance and sanity do not help on this journey, but the ideals these terms gesture at remain, even though they require fresh definition. Love still counts, justice still counts, and particularly intellectual and emotional courage still count. This book reserves its sharpest criticism for those people...who try to cope homeopathically with the threat of violence under which we all live by cultivating an analogous, imaginative violence or intemperate despair.