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9 x 6 inches. Blue and white cloth boards with pictures to boards and gilt lettering to spine. With blue hard card slipcase. In very good condition with very good slipcase. Some marking to slipcase, else a very clean and tight copy. No inscriptions. 364pp. With 8 B & W Photo Plates. 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. Considered one of the greatest literary expressions of post-war 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.
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Publisher: Folio Society 2012:
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Seller ID: 81384
Keywords: FOLIO SOCIETY publications Folio Society, Saul Bellow, Herzog