Format: Trade Paperback
Dimensions: 160 Pages, 5.12 × 7.48 × 0.39 in
Published: September 26, 2006
Publisher: Penguin Classics
The following ISBNs are associated with this title:
ISBN - 10: 0143039873
ISBN - 13: 9780143039877
From the Publisher
An essential masterwork by Nobel laureate Saul Bellow now
with an introduction by J. M. Coetzee
Expecting to be inducted into the army to fight in World War II,
Joseph has given up his job and carefully prepared for his
departure to the battlefront. When a series of mix-ups delays his
induction, he finds himself facing a year of idleness. Saul
Bellow''s first novel documents Joseph''s psychological reaction to
his inactivity while war rages around him and his uneasy insights
into the nature of freedom and choice.
This edition features a new introduction by J. M. Coetzee.
About the Author
Saul Bellow (1915-2005) is the only novelist to
have received three National Book Awards. He won the Nobel Prize
for Literature in 1976.
J. M. Coetzee is a two-time winner of the Booker
Prize and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2003. His
books include Waiting for the Barbarians and Slow
Christopher Hitchens is a celebrated author and
critic. His books include Love, Poverty, and War and
Why Orwell Matters.