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.
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About the Author
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 Complaint," "The Human Stain," and many other works of fiction, is the recipient of numerous awards, including the National Medal of Arts from the White House."
So much to love about this twisty, complex spy novel about two American sisters caught up in intrigue, love and war during the end of WWII and the beginning of the Cold War. Williams' strong grasp of character among Foreign Service employees, brings palpable ethos & possible understanding to drinking excesses among those deemed with knowing and carrying out sometimes intractable diplomatic missions, all-the-while having family members having to pick up the pieces of broken hopes and dreams. A page-turning wonder, this is historical spy fiction at its best. - Reviewed by Maureen