BOOK CLUB OF THE AIR: HERZOG by SAUL BELLOW

GUESTS: JAMES ATLAS General Editor, "Short Biographies by Celebrated Writers on Celebrated Subjects" series(Lipper/Viking/Penguin, 1999) Author of forthcoming biography of Saul Bellow (Random House, winter 2000) This month, Talk of the Nation's Book Club of the Air tackles a novel routinely referred to as a masterpiece — Saul Bellow's Herzog. Moses Herzog has not led a conventionally heroic life by any measure— he has failed as a father, a writer, and a husband. Yet he finds triumph in the act of survival, and his observations of the world and the characters who inhabit it achieve a clarity of vision that transcends his suffering. Join Ray Suarez and guests to discuss Herzog.

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