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An essential masterwork by Nobel laureate Saul Bellow— now with an introduction by J. M. Coetzee

 

Expecting to be inducted into the army to fight in World War II, Joseph has given up his job and carefully prepared for his departure to the battlefront. When a series of mix-ups delays his induction, he finds himself facing a year of idleness. Saul Bellow's first novel documents Joseph's psychological reaction to his inactivity while war rages around him and his uneasy insights into the nature of freedom and choice.

 

This edition features a new introduction by J. M. Coetzee.

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Written in 1944, Dangling Man takes the form of the journal of a young man waiting to be drafted. He has received notice, but a series of mix-ups keeps him waiting for the official call to arms.

Synopsis:

Expecting to be inducted into the army, Joseph has given up his job and carefully prepared for his departure to the battlefront. When a series of mix-ups delays his induction, he finds himself facing a year of idleness. Bellows first novel documents Josephs psychological reaction to his inactivity while war rages around him and his uneasy insights into the nature of freedom and choice.

About the Author

Saul Bellow (1915-2005) is the only novelist to have received three National Book Awards. He won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1976.

J. M. Coetzee is a two-time winner of the Booker Prize and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2003. His books include Waiting for the Barbarians and Slow Man.

Christopher Hitchens is a celebrated author and critic. His books include Love, Poverty, and War and Why Orwell Matters.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143039877
Author:
Bellow, Saul
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Introduction by:
Coetzee, J. M.
Introduction:
Coetzee, J. M.
Author:
Coetzee, J. M.
Author:
Rushdie, Salman
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Chicago (Ill.)
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Penguin Classics
Publication Date:
20061031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
7.84x5.04x.41 in. .29 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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"Synopsis" by , Written in 1944, Dangling Man takes the form of the journal of a young man waiting to be drafted. He has received notice, but a series of mix-ups keeps him waiting for the official call to arms.

"Synopsis" by , Expecting to be inducted into the army, Joseph has given up his job and carefully prepared for his departure to the battlefront. When a series of mix-ups delays his induction, he finds himself facing a year of idleness. Bellows first novel documents Josephs psychological reaction to his inactivity while war rages around him and his uneasy insights into the nature of freedom and choice.
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