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To Jerusalem and Back by Saul Bellow
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Feb 11, 09

it was amazing
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Read in January, 1982

In 1976 Saul Bellow won the Nobel Prize for Literature "...for the human understanding and subtle analysis of contemporary culture that are combined in his work." This was the year "To Jerusalem and Back" was published. It is a wonderful personal account of his trip to that city.
There is an anecdote in the book which tells of his going into a barber shop in Jerusalem and seeing a picture of Hubert H. Humphrey hanging on the wall. When asked about the picture, the barber gave the best description of the politician I have ever heard.

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