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هرتزوگ

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هرتزوگ مردی میان سال و یک استاد دانشگاه روشنفکر و دارای افکار اصیل است که همسر بسیار زیبا و جوانش مادلین به تازگی از او جدا شده و معشوقه دوست صمیمی او والنتاین گشته است . این موضوع شوک عاطفی بزرگی به هرتزوگ وارد نموده و تا حدودی او را از حالت تعادل خارج کرده است . در این شرایط جدید ، هرتزوگ شروع به نامه نوشتن می کند و بحث ها و استدلال های درونی خود را در نامه ها بیان می کن ...more
520 pages
Published 2000 by نشر پیکان (first published 1964)
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Dave Russell
Dear Saul,
I'm afraid it's over. I can no longer have you on my favorite authors list.
(No, no let go of F. Scott's sleeve. You're only making this harder than it needs to be.) I want to tell you how much I loved Henderson the Rain King. One of my favorites. It was so full of wit and energy. Then I had to go and read this piece of crap, Herzog. Whereas Henderson was an adventure, this was just a big long bitch session. (Hey, give Borges back his cane.) Yes, fine maybe it's me. In fact I'm sure it
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Michael Finocchiaro
Herzog is one of Bellow's most enduring characters and this is one of his best books. When not screwing up his life, his letters to people real, dead and imaginary kept me laughing the entire time. I loved how despite everything, there is a feeling of exuberance about life in this book and it made me want to go back and read it again in a year. Highly entertaining, there is never a dull moment and lots and lots of humor. I would say for those that have not read Bellow that this is an excellent j ...more
Daniel
Mar 18, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2009
During the time I was reading "Herzog," NPR coincidentally ran one of its "You Must Read This" pieces, this one by Jeffrey Eugenides and touting Saul Bellow's novel. In the piece, Eugenides says:
There's a little thing I do when I can't write: When I'm feeling sleepy, when my head is in a fog, I reach across my desk, digging under the piles of unanswered mail, to unearth my copy of "Herzog" by Saul Bellow. And then I open the book — anywhere — and read a paragraph.

It always works. Right away I'm
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AC
Nov 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book has warts – oh, does it have warts…! Like Moses Herzog himself, this book is marred and marked with warts…. But it is a book of genius nonetheless – and not just in parts, but in whole – in scope and in depth….

I rarely write reviews about fiction – I’m not a literary type. One of the very few I’ve written worth reading is that of The Sun Also Rises. Fiction is not amenable to the type of analysis that comes most naturally to me.

Besides, I’ve only been reading fiction, after a long hi
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Ahmad Sharabiani
Herzog, Saul Bellow
عنوانها: هرتزوک؛ هرتسوگ؛ ؛ تاریخ نخستی خوانش: پنجم ماه ژوئن سال 2001 میلادی
عنوان: هرتزوک؛ نویسنده: سال بلو؛ مترجم: فرشته داوران؛ تهران، پیکان، 1379؛ در 520 ص؛ شابک: 9643281019؛
عنوان: هرتزوک؛ نویسنده: سال بلو؛ مترجم: فریدون رضوانیه؛ تهران، انتشارات پویان ، 1395، در 408 ص؛ شابک: 9786009538423؛
عنوان: هرتسوگ؛ نویسنده: سال بلو؛ مترجم: مهداد ایرانی طلب؛ تهران، مهد مینا، 1379، در 559 ص؛ شابک: 9646915086؛
هرتزوگ مردی میانسال و یک استاد دانشگاه روشنفکر و دارای افکار اصیل است که همسر
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Ian "Marvin" Graye
The Noble Lion

Moses Herzog is an academic, an individual who is used to seeing himself as a prince, a noble, a patrician, a patriarch. He's not a plebeian. He's not upwardly mobile. He believes he's already at the peak. He's somebody who stands out from the crowd. He has dignity.

He displays "the pride of the peacock, the lust of the goat, and the wrath of the lion." Of these three characteristics, the most significant is that he is leonine (the ultimate compliment Saul Bellow would ever pay anyo
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Kemper
Most of us have one big advantage over rich people and fictional characters when it comes to dealing with our personal issues. For example, look at Moses Herzog in this book. Herzog goes through an ugly divorce, and his circumstances allow him to wallow in his misery and behave erratically for months. I’m sure any of us in similar circumstances would like to put our lives on hold as we picked at our emotional scabs while ignoring our jobs and taking trips across Europe.

However, most of us don’t
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Kinga
Sep 14, 2010 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
To all the people that watched my brave struggle with this book; I dedicate this review to you.
I have really mixed feelings about this one. Was it an absolute struggle to read? Did I fall asleep after a page or two many times? Was I wishing I was reading something else, something were things actually happened, like, I don't know say The Dark Desires Of the Druids III: Desert and Destiny? The answer to all these questions is yes.

Now, was I reading it with a pencil in my hand underlining sentences
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Charles Matthews
Considering that it's a novel with nothing you could call a plot, Herzog is an inexhaustible book. It touches on elemental human relationships (sexual, familial, social) and spins off into lofty philosophical debates, reflections on civilization, on the meaning of death, and on the American experience. It tempts a reader into close analysis while at the same time mocking such analysis. Moses Herzog is at once the most meticulously observed of characters and the most impossible to grasp as a whol ...more
Pantelis
Oct 15, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Moses Herzog is Saul Bellow' s avatar. The writer speaks through his character. To judge Herzog is to judge Bellow. I won't do it. I will just say that to read such autobiographical fiction you need to know the writer's personal life, not only the writer's past that shaped this novel about failure but also the writer's future after the book's enormous success, his later achievements, struggles and passions. Ok, I'll tell you my opinion about Moses Herzog! Herzog is a really annoying guy, a macho ...more
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Saul Bellow was born in Lachine, Quebec, a suburb of Montreal, in 1915, and was raised in Chicago. He attended the University of Chicago, received his Bachelor's degree from Northwestern University in 1937, with honors in sociology and anthropology, did graduate work at the University of Wisconsin, and served in the Merchant Marine during World War II.

Mr. Bellow's first novel, Dangling Man, was pu
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