Dangling Man

Paperback | September 26, 2006

bySaul BellowIntroduction byJ. M. Coetzee

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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.
 
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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 idlene...

Saul Bellow was praised for his vision, his ear for detail, his humor, and the masterful artistry of his prose. Born of Russian Jewish parents in Lachine, Quebec in 1915, he was raised in Chicago. He received his Bachelor's degree from Northwestern University in 1937, with honors in sociology and anthropology, and did graduate work at ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:160 pages, 7.73 × 5.09 × 0.46 inPublished:September 26, 2006Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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“One of the most honest pieces of testimony on the psychology of a whole generation who have grown up during the Depression and the war,” –Edmund Wilson, The New Yorker

“In this imaginative journal, set against fresh and vivid scenes in Chicago, the author has outlined what must seem to many others an uncannily accurate delineation of themselves.” –The New York Times

“An extraordinary first novel.” –The Observer