Herzog (1964)

Herzog is a 1964 novel by Saul Bellow, which tells the story of Moses Herzog, a middle-aged man who is struggling to come to terms with the failures and disappointments of his life. Herzog is an intellectual and a former professor, who has lost his job, his wife, and his sense of purpose, and is grappling with feelings of anger, sadness, and despair.

As he tries to make sense of his life, Herzog writes a series of letters to people he knows, in which he rants, raves, and muses about his thoughts and feelings. These letters serve as a kind of personal diary, and give insight into Herzog's inner life and his relationships with the people around him.

Herzog is a poignant and powerful novel that is known for its exploration of themes of identity, relationships, and the human condition. It is praised for its rich and complex character study, its insightful and thought-provoking writing, and its ability to capture the complexities and contradictions of the human experience.

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