Synopses & Reviews
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. 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.
A new edition in the "Twentieth Century Classics" series.
About the Author
(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.