Herzog: (penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

Paperback | May 12, 2015

bySaul BellowIntroduction byPhilip Roth

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In time for the centennial of his birth, one of the Nobel Prize winner’s finest achievements

This is the story of Moses Herzog—a great sufferer, joker, mourner, charmer, serial writer of unsent letters, and a survivor, both of his private disasters and those of the age. Winner of the National Book Award when it was first published in 1964, the novel was hailed as “a masterpiece” (The New York Times Book Review).

This beautifully designed Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition of Herzog features an introduction by Bellow’s longtime friend Philip Roth.

For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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In time for the centennial of his birth, one of the Nobel Prize winner’s finest achievementsThis is the story of Moses Herzog—a great sufferer, joker, mourner, charmer, serial writer of unsent letters, and a survivor, both of his private disasters and those of the age. Winner of the National Book Award when it was first published in 19...

SAUL BELLOW (1915–2005) won the Pulitzer Prize for his novel Humboldt’s Gift, and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. The only novelist to receive three National Book Awards, he was presented the National Book Award Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.PHILIP ROTH, acclaimed author of Portnoy’s Co...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:400 pages, 8.39 × 5.69 × 1.02 inPublished:May 12, 2015Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0143107674

ISBN - 13:9780143107675

Customer Reviews of Herzog: (penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bellow's best novel, with comedy and tragedy.
Date published: 2016-12-13
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Writing There isn't much of a story here, besides an intellectual's breakdown (Standard fare for Bellow) but the characters and prose are so rich that it doesn't really matter.
Date published: 2016-11-27

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"A feast of language, situations, characters, ironies, and a controlled moral intelligence . . . Bellow’s rapport with his central character seems to me novel writing in the grand style of a Tolstoy—subjective, complete, heroic." —Chicago Tribune"Herzog has the range, depth, intensity, verbal brilliance, and imaginative fullness—the mind and heart—which we may expect only of a novel that is unmistakably destined to last." —Newsweek "A masterpiece" —The New York Times Book Review