Bellow, Saul - Herzog - ( Item 124357 )
Published in London by Folio Society. 2012. First Thus. Fine Hardback. No inscriptions or bookplates. Fine slipcase. Introduced by Malcolm Bradbury. A masterpiece from one of North America's greatest post-war writers, illustrated with a series of mid-century photographs by Leonard Freed, Ansel Adams and others. Herzog. Considered one of the greatest literary expressions of postwar America, this is a masterpiece by one of America's finest novelists. Herzog traces five days in the expansive, troubled mind of a failing academic, cuckolded by his best friend and usurped as a father. Eventually retreating to his abandoned home in rural Massachusetts, Moses Herzog commits himself to solitude and sets out to understand the energies and influences – within him and without – that have shaped his life. In a series of letters, he addresses the women on whom much of his identity has depended – his mistresses, his dead mother and his ex-wife, the beautiful, cruel Madeleine. He writes to President Eisenhower and the philosophers Nietzsche and Hegel. He jots, even, a few lines to God. Herzog's missives – never sent – are at once manic and inspired, poignant and darkly comical. 'I go after reality with language,' he says. Production Details. Herzog book. Quarter bound in buckram with Modigliani paper sides. Front and back boards printed with a drawing by Jesse Reichek. Set in Haarlemmer. 384 pages. Frontispiece and 8 black & white illustrations. Book size: 9½" × 6¼". 'I go after reality with language'. Drawing by Jesse Reichek. Set in Haarlemmer. 384 pages. Frontispiece and 8 black & white illustrations. Book size: 9½" × 6¼". 'I go after reality with language'.
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