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A Quick Tip by Leah_Bell

  • May 19, 2010
One of Saul Bellow's best.
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review by . November 18, 2010
Moses Herzog's sour contemplation of his overthought, underlived life makes for a curiously frustrating reading experience. Frustrating by design, perhaps, but no more worthwhile for that.      Herzog is a once-promising academic unable to build upon the success of his early work. When his second wife springs a surprise divorce on him, Herzog exiles himself to a decrepit cottage in the Berkshires and begins writing letters "to the newspapers, to people in public life, …
review by . April 24, 2010
The self-absorbed world of Moses Herzog
Moses Elkanah Herzog is 47 years old and the son of immigrant Jewish parents from Russia. He’s a professor and author of a modestly successful academic book, “Romanticism and Christianity.” Lately however his life is falling apart. His manipulative second wife Madeleine has taken up with his best friend Valentine Gerspach, and he’s an absentee parent to his son Marco by first wife Daisy and to his daughter June by Madeleine.   “Herzog” the novel won the National …
Quick Tip by . July 09, 2010
A great book for anyone who loves Chicago, and Herzog is part of that lost generation, along with Sinclair, Updike, and other great writers whose prose is complex and uplifting.
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