L'uomo in bilico
Joseph, protagonista del romanzo, è un borghese che un giorno decide di rifiutare il proprio ruolo nella società. Per farlo chiede di arruolarsi nell'Esercito, dove la ferrea regola militare lo assolverà da qualsiasi obbligo sociale. A partire da questa decisione, quello che si apre agli occhi del lettore è un viaggio allucinato nell'alienazione del mondo contempora ...more
I liked this very much about the book because it felt very ...more
I've often thought this one would make a good film. Of course, it would have to be a European film and since it is set in America it simply can never b ...more
There’s something about Bellow, though, that makes me persist. It’s probably the perception of him as one of the best American w ...more
For such a short book, this one is NOT light.
A story about Joseph, rebel and a little disillusioned with life. He spends his time doing pretty idle things.
But from there it's a little crazy. It's dense and a lot of inner ramblings and he struggles to explain to everyone and even himself, why he is so against work schedule and a planned day.
but I can't say I enjoyed it. The living arrangement (and the guy who never ...more
Although peppered with some interesting philosophical and introspective observations - one finds the character so self-absorbed and emotionally meandering that it is difficult to muster sympathy or even under ...more
Joseph was not a likable character. Although ...more
While many of the relationships were interesting, I, like the young man, was quite eager for the call to duty.
Joseph is the keeper of the diary and quits his job to volunteer in WWII. Much red tape causes delay in his being called an ...more
Trovarsi ritratto così finemente in un romanzo è cosa rara e spaventevole, rivela l'incanto e il terrore di sapere che qualcun'altro ti è simile. Joseph mi assomiglia, assomiglia ad un me del passato, ad un me che a volte torna a bussare insist...more
He begins a journal to capture his increasing disenfranchisement, though he considers that it's frowned upon to share your feelings in a s ...more
The protagonist Joseph, the eponymous 'Dangling Man' is, through a bureaucratic mix up caught between American army service during world war II and his life leading up to that. He has quit his job and is simply waiting with his wife in a sm ...more
The story of a man waiting to be sent off to fight in the war but his call gets delayed and in the meantime he starts to 'dangle' or finds himself with nothing to do, and no direction in which to take his life. He is a real 'nowhere man' as John Lennon may have put it.
Joseph, the main character in Dangling Man, reminded me of who I used to be and what I used to be like about 10 years ago. Scarily similar in fact.
There are so ...more
Dangling Man is the diary of a year in the life of a man in his mid twenties, who is waiting to be called up to fight in World War II. Due to a series of technicalities he left his job, and then the army delayed tak ...more
Mr. Bellow's first novel, Dangling Man, was pu ...more