Praised for his vision, his ear for detail, his humor, and the masterful artistry of his prose, Saul Bellow was born of Russian Jewish parents in Lachine, Quebec in 1915, and was raised in Chicago. He received his Bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University in 1937, with honors in sociology and anthropology, and did graduate work at the University of Wisconsin. During the Second World War he served in the Merchant Marines. More about this author >
Herzog is the story of Moses Herzog, great sufferer, joker and moaner, cuckold, charmer, a man of our time. Seeing himself as a survivor, of his private disasters but also those of the age, Herzog cannot keep from asking what he calls the “piercing” questions. The answers he finds will matter not only to him but to readers of Saul Bellow’s magnificent novel.