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Henderson the Rain King, is seriocomic novel by Saul Bellow, first published in 1959. The novel examines the midlife crisis of Eugene Henderson, an unhappy millionaire. The story concerns Henderson's search for meaning. A larger-than-life 55-year-old who has accumulated money, position, and a large family, he nonetheless feels unfulfilled. He makes a spiritual journey to Africa, where he draws emotional sustenance from experiences with African tribes. Deciding that his true destiny is as a healer, Henderson returns home, planning to enter medical school.?A kind of wildly delirious dream made real by the force of Bellow's rollicking prose and the offbeat inventiveness of his language.? ? Chicago Tribune?Bellow's aura of fable is constantly washed over by humor, impulsive creation, and actual, turbulent detail.? ? The Nation

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First published in 1959, this seriocomic novel examines the midlife crisis ofEugene Henderson, an unhappy millionaire, and his search for meaning during aspiritual journey to Africa.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781423393504
Author:
Bellow, Saul
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Read by:
Barrett, Joe
Read:
Barrett, Joe
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Library
Publication Date:
20090731
Binding:
Compact Disc
Language:
English
Dimensions:
6.00x6.50x1.00 in. .70 lbs.
Media Run Time:
851

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"Synopsis" by , Henderson the Rain King, is seriocomic novel by Saul Bellow, first published in 1959. The novel examines the midlife crisis of Eugene Henderson, an unhappy millionaire. The story concerns Henderson's search for meaning. A larger-than-life 55-year-old who has accumulated money, position, and a large family, he nonetheless feels unfulfilled. He makes a spiritual journey to Africa, where he draws emotional sustenance from experiences with African tribes. Deciding that his true destiny is as a healer, Henderson returns home, planning to enter medical school.?A kind of wildly delirious dream made real by the force of Bellow's rollicking prose and the offbeat inventiveness of his language.? ? Chicago Tribune?Bellow's aura of fable is constantly washed over by humor, impulsive creation, and actual, turbulent detail.? ? The Nation
"Synopsis" by , First published in 1959, this seriocomic novel examines the midlife crisis ofEugene Henderson, an unhappy millionaire, and his search for meaning during aspiritual journey to Africa.
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