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The Resource Herzog, Saul Bellow, (electronic resource)

Herzog, Saul Bellow, (electronic resource)

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Herzog
Title
Herzog
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Saul Bellow
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Language
eng
Summary
Winner of the National Book Award when it was first published in 1964, Herzog traces five days in the life of a failed academic whose wife has recently left him for his best friend. Through the device of letter writing, Herzog movingly portrays both the internal life of its eponymous hero and the complexity of modern consciousness. Like the protagonists of most of Bellow's novels-Dangling Man, The Victim, Seize the Day, Henderson the Rain King, etc.-Herzog is a man seeking balance, trying to regain a foothold on his life. Thrown out of his ex-wife's house, he retreats to his abandoned home in Ludeyville, a remote village in the Berkshire mountains to which Herzog had previously moved his wife and friends. Here amid the dust and vermin of the disused house, Herzog begins scribbling letters to family, friends, lovers, colleagues, enemies, dead philosophers, ex- Presidents, to anyone with whom he feels compelled to set the record straight. The letters, we learn, are never sent. They are a means to cure himself of the immense psychic strain of his failed second marriage, a method by which he can recognize truths that will free him to love others and to learn to abide with the knowledge of death. In order to do so he must confront the fact that he has been a bad husband, a loving but poor father, an ungrateful child, a distant brother, an egoist to friends, and an apathetic citizen. Herzog is primarily a novel of redemption. For all of its innovative techniques and brilliant comedy, it tells one of the oldest of stories. Like The Divine Comedy or the dark night of the soul of St. John of the Cross, it progresses from darkness to light, from ignorance to enlightenment. Today it is still considered one of the greatest literary expressions of postwar America
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Midwest
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Bellow, Saul
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fiction
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Read by Wolfram Kandinsky
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  • Kandinsky, Wolfram
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  • College teachers
  • Failure (Psychology)
  • Middle-aged men
  • Jewish men
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adult
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Label
Herzog, Saul Bellow, (electronic resource)
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (15hr., 37 min.))
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9781441711922
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MWT10025858
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10025858
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Label
Herzog, Saul Bellow, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
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digital storage
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not applicable
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unknown
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (15hr., 37 min.))
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unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
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not applicable
Isbn
9781441711922
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
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unknown
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unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT10025858
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unknown
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access
Sound
sound
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
Stock number
10025858
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MWT10025858
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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not applicable
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