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Herzog (Saul Bellow)

Saul Bellow was an American and international literary giant for over 60 years. His writing influenced countless generations of other writers, most notably Philip Roth. Bellow not only re-invented the novel, but put in place a new character prototype for future literary novels. Herzog, the National Book Award Winner of 1964, tells the story of Moses Herzog, who recently separated from his wife Madeleine. Herzog goes through introspective hell trying to figure out what went wrong in the relationship and where he is to go from this point forward.

The Bookclub-in-a-Box PDF mini-guide explores not only the character of Moses Herzog, but also the persona of Saul Bellow. The mini-guide will introduce you to Bellow’s philosophy of life, people, and their relationships. In Bellow’s words, Moses Herzog considers what it means to be human. In Herzog’s words, “I go after reality with language, [to see what it means to] have a Conscience. There’s a word for you. I must be trying to keep tight the tensions without which human beings can no longer be called human.”


This Bookclub-in-a-Box PDF mini-discussion guide (23 pages) for Saul Bellow's novel Herzog includes:

• Novel synopsis
• Author information
• Character analysis
• Focus points and themes
• Writing style and structure
• Book club discussion questions


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