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Synopsis:

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:
9781423393528
Publisher:
Brilliance Audio
Subject:
Literary
Read by:
Barrett, Joe
Read:
Barrett, Joe
Author:
Bellow, Saul
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Library
Publication Date:
20090731
Binding:
MP3 CD
Language:
English
Dimensions:
7.50x5.30x.60 in. .20 lbs.
Media Run Time:
805

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Product details pages Brilliance Audio - English 9781423393528 Reviews:
"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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