Herzog

Herzog Premiul Nobel pentru Literatur Adev rat portret caleidoscopic al unui erou contemporan romanul lui Bellow este povestea profesorului Moses Herzog deopotriv martir narcisist i autoironic De i ve

  • Title: Herzog
  • Author: Saul Bellow Radu Lupan
  • ISBN: 9789734656165
  • Page: 496
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • Premiul Nobel pentru Literatur 1976Adev rat portret caleidoscopic al unui erou contemporan, romanul lui Bellow este povestea profesorului Moses Herzog, deopotriv martir, narcisist i autoironic De i vede cum, ncet, dar sigur, totul n jurul sau se dezintegreaz a e uat ca scriitor i ca p rinte, a fost p r sit de so ie i tr dat de cel mai bun prieten , Herzog se consPremiul Nobel pentru Literatur 1976Adev rat portret caleidoscopic al unui erou contemporan, romanul lui Bellow este povestea profesorului Moses Herzog, deopotriv martir, narcisist i autoironic De i vede cum, ncet, dar sigur, totul n jurul sau se dezintegreaz a e uat ca scriitor i ca p rinte, a fost p r sit de so ie i tr dat de cel mai bun prieten , Herzog se consider un supravie uitor Astfel, el continu s scrie scrisori pe care ns nu le trimite niciodat du manilor i prietenilor s i, colegilor i personalit ilor vremii, dezv luindu i secretele cele mai ascunse.

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    1. Dear Saul,I'm afraid it's over. I can no longer have you on my favorite authors list. (No, no let go of F. Scott's sleeve. You're only making this harder than it needs to be.) I want to tell you how much I loved Henderson the Rain King. One of my favorites. It was so full of wit and energy. Then I had to go and read this piece of crap, Herzog. Whereas Henderson was an adventure, this was just a big long bitch session. (Hey, give Borges back his cane.) Yes, fine maybe it's me. In fact I'm sure it [...]

    2. Herzog is one of Bellow's most enduring characters and this is one of his best books. When not screwing up his life, his letters to people real, dead and imaginary kept me laughing the entire time. I loved how despite everything, there is a feeling of exuberance about life in this book and it made me want to go back and read it again in a year. Highly entertaining, there is never a dull moment and lots and lots of humor. I would say for those that have not read Bellow that this is an excellent j [...]

    3. During the time I was reading "Herzog," NPR coincidentally ran one of its "You Must Read This" pieces, this one by Jeffrey Eugenides and touting Saul Bellow's novel. In the piece, Eugenides says:There's a little thing I do when I can't write: When I'm feeling sleepy, when my head is in a fog, I reach across my desk, digging under the piles of unanswered mail, to unearth my copy of "Herzog" by Saul Bellow. And then I open the book — anywhere — and read a paragraph.It always works. Right away [...]

    4. This book has warts – oh, does it have warts…! Like Moses Herzog himself, this book is marred and marked with warts…. But it is a book of genius nonetheless – and not just in parts, but in whole – in scope and in depth…. I rarely write reviews about fiction – I’m not a literary type. One of the very few I’ve written worth reading is that of The Sun Also Rises. Fiction is not amenable to the type of analysis that comes most naturally to me. Besides, I’ve only been reading fict [...]

    5. Herzog, Saul Bellow عنوانها: هرتزوک؛ هرتسوگ؛ ؛ تاریخ نخستی خوانش: پنجم ماه ژوئن سال 2001 میلادیعنوان: هرتزوک؛ نویسنده: سال بلو؛ مترجم: فرشته داوران؛ تهران، پیکان، 1379؛ در 520 ص؛ شابک: 9643281019؛ عنوان: هرتزوک؛ نویسنده: سال بلو؛ مترجم: فریدون رضوانیه؛ تهران، انتشارات پویان ، 1395، در 408 ص؛ شابک: 97860 [...]

    6. The Noble LionMoses Herzog is an academic, an individual who is used to seeing himself as a prince, a noble, a patrician, a patriarch. He's not a plebeian. He's not upwardly mobile. He believes he's already at the peak. He's somebody who stands out from the crowd. He has dignity.He displays "the pride of the peacock, the lust of the goat, and the wrath of the lion." Of these three characteristics, the most significant is that he is leonine (the ultimate compliment Saul Bellow would ever pay anyo [...]

    7. Most of us have one big advantage over rich people and fictional characters when it comes to dealing with our personal issues. For example, look at Moses Herzog in this book. Herzog goes through an ugly divorce, and his circumstances allow him to wallow in his misery and behave erratically for months. I’m sure any of us in similar circumstances would like to put our lives on hold as we picked at our emotional scabs while ignoring our jobs and taking trips across Europe. However, most of us don [...]

    8. To all the people that watched my brave struggle with this book; I dedicate this review to you.I have really mixed feelings about this one. Was it an absolute struggle to read? Did I fall asleep after a page or two many times? Was I wishing I was reading something else, something were things actually happened, like, I don't know say The Dark Desires Of the Druids III: Desert and Destiny? The answer to all these questions is yes.Now, was I reading it with a pencil in my hand underlining sentences [...]

    9. Considering that it's a novel with nothing you could call a plot, Herzog is an inexhaustible book. It touches on elemental human relationships (sexual, familial, social) and spins off into lofty philosophical debates, reflections on civilization, on the meaning of death, and on the American experience. It tempts a reader into close analysis while at the same time mocking such analysis. Moses Herzog is at once the most meticulously observed of characters and the most impossible to grasp as a whol [...]

    10. Moses Herzog is Saul Bellow' s avatar. The writer speaks through his character. To judge Herzog is to judge Bellow. I won't do it. I will just say that to read such autobiographical fiction you need to know the writer's personal life, not only the writer's past that shaped this novel about failure but also the writer's future after the book's enormous success, his later achievements, struggles and passions. Ok, I'll tell you my opinion about Moses Herzog! Herzog is a really annoying guy, a macho [...]

    11. "Pray tell me, Sir, whose dog are you?"What is the world for the intellectual? The playground of his ideas or the hell of his emotions? For Moses Hezog, a forty-seven-year old former Professor in a mid-life crisis it is certainly both. Recently gone through a messy divorce and the tragi-comedy of a marital triangle, the hero looks for the cathartic liberation from this emotional ballast in two ways: by writing letters to acquaintances and strangers, to the living and the dead, and by remembering [...]

    12. This is rightly perceived to be a classic (4.5 stars), published in 1964. Written well before Bellow became the curmudgeonly conservative of his older age, when he attacked multiculturalism and post-modernism, it was a joy to read.It concerns the mid-life crisis of Moses Elkanah Herzog; when his second wife Madeleine elects to end their marriage and start a relationship with Herzog’s best friend Valentine. Moses writes letters to and about all those involved (letters that are never posted) and [...]

    13. Ο Μόουζες Χέρτσογκ δεν είναι κάποιος θετικός ήρωας. Δεν είναι ιδιαίτερα συμπαθής, δεν προσφέρει περιθώρια ταύτισης. Θεωρούμενο ως αυτοβιογραφικό, το αριστουργηματικό μυθιστόρημα του S. Bellow δεν απευθύνεται στο σύγχρονο "εγγράμματο" κοινό που απαιτεί από τον "συγγραφέα" να θ [...]

    14. For a while Saul Bellow seemed poised to become one of the 20th century's most famous authors, but he seems to have faded into the second tier nowadays. He doesn't have the visceral power of Steinbeck, Wright or Baldwin, or the technical ambition of Faulkner or Woolf; he just writes good books. Maybe that cost him. My reaction to Augie March was, well, there's certainly nothing wrong with this book, nor is it going to change my life. "That's a good book," I thought. "Moving on." And now here's H [...]

    15. This is impeccable writing of the highest order and a reading experience I simply will not forget.But it was never an enjoyable read, how could it be, as the main focal point Moses Herzog is such a depressing and bewildering figure to spend time with , dwelling on the past of failed marriages and writing letters to people that he never intends to send. As Moses is a writer and teacher Herzog does take a the philosophical approach with it's narrative, and Herzog himself is such a deeply drawn cha [...]

    16. I believe this is the third Saul Bellow book, that I have read, after Augie March and Henderson.Say what you might about the man and his stories, but of all the great writers that this country produces, Saul Bellow, remains among its’ top tier.Few can write as well as he can.The story is about his doppelganger, Moses Herzog, originally from Canada, with much of his life spent in Chicago and New York, the Berkshires.It takes place during the mid-nineteen sixties. Herzog is a good-looking man an [...]

    17. "Pero ¿cuál es la filosofía de esta generación? No que Dios ha muerto. Eso ya ha dejado de decirse desde hace mucho tiempo. Quizá deba decirse ahora que la Muerte es Dios. La generación actual cree -este es un gran pensamiento- que nada que sea fidedigno, vulnerable y frágil puede durar ni tener verdadera fuerza. La Muerte espera estas cosas lo mismo que un suelo de cemento espera a una bombilla que está a punto de caerse. El brillante caparazón de cristal pierde con un estallido su peq [...]

    18. Tante, troppe cose ci sarebbero da dire su un libro come questo, e tante di queste saranno state di sicuro già dette. Io, nel mio piccolo, mi limito a tirar giù le mie due o tre impressioni, quelle che vanno al di là della primissima constatazione, ossia che "Herzog" è un capolavoro; o almeno lo è per me, ma so di non esser solo. Ecco, uno, quando scrive un'affermazione del genere, è poi costretto a doverla spiegare; e io, che in questo caso non riesco ad argomentare con chiarezza, mi limi [...]

    19. Untruth in her troth sallowed the language, sullied a certain conjugation: how she liedas she lay with me. Apparently her monogamy was too close to monotony. From "Cuckoldom," B.J. Ward"A man is only as good as what he loves." Saul BellowWhile Herzog doesn't center on the misdeeds of Moses Herzog's second ex-wife and his former colleague/friend/her now-husband, Herzog's being shamelessly cuckolded by them has played a significant role in who Moses Herzog has come to be: an unstable college profe [...]

    20. Novels without chapters bug me.Herzog had some sort of dissection; sometimes the prose would be cut, only to be continued a couple spaces below. It still seemed vague and disorganized to me, having been for so long used to chapters and clear division.I read a measly 18% of this book, and this is what I have to show for it:This book was extremely hard for me to review. I’m still not completely sure I have a finished opinion on it. It had been on my to-read list forever. And it’s long been on [...]

    21. Li até meio, com muita calma mas sem convicção, daí em diante li na diagonal. Não estou no modo certo para esta leitura, talvez noutra altura, ou noutra vida!Bellow tem todas as qualidades de um Nobel: erudito, denso, entrosado, rico e bastante resistente. O tema deste livro até é interessante, e a abordagem à introspeção questionadora também, mas enreda-se demais, perde-se em descrições não fornecendo propriamente motivação narrativa.

    22. The plot is slight. Basically, Moses Herzog, a 47 year old man living in the early 1960s in New York and Chicago, an academic, a grandson of immigrants, has done okay, as long as he was in a stable marriage while having affairs whenever opportunity and desire presented itself. He is not doing okay now, though, because he fell into love and infatuation and married the object of them, ditching the first wife. Now wife no. 2 has manipulated, used, and left him for a best friend. In the course of th [...]

    23. Um livro que me deu muita luta… Agradeço-lhe por isso caro Sr. Moses E. Herzog.Esta é a auto-análise obsessiva de um homem à procura de um rumo, um rumo que fatalmente encontra nas mulheres, um equívoco ao qual regressa sempre como se fosse um retorno ao útero materno. A tragicomédia de Herzog.Herzog busca tranquilidade num mundo corrompido, num mundo que o encara como insano e escreve compulsivamente cartas sobre tudo e sobre nada para criar um ponto de equilíbrio e estabilidade na su [...]

    24. زندگی اش ، آن طور که در اصطلاح می گویند ، تباه شده بود . ولی چون زندگی اش از اول هم چیزی نبود ، پس چندان هم جای تاسف نداشت

    25. Ah, la magniloquenza dell'autogiustificazione, pensò Herzog. Che genio sapeva suscitare nei mortali, perfino in quelli con il naso più rosso.Ah, poveretto!- e Herzog per un momento si unì al mondo obiettivo, e da quell'altezza guardò giù, a se stesso. Anche lui poteva sorridere di Herzog e disprezzarlo. Ma rimaneva sempre il fatto. Io sono Herzog. Io sono obbligato a essere quest'uomo. Nessun'altro può esserlo al posto mio.Mentre parlavo con una cara amica dell'ultimo film di Woody Allen, [...]

    26. هرتزوگ تقریبن تو کتابفروشیا پیدا نمی‌شه. من تو شهر کتاب آپادانا یه نسخه‌شو پیدا کردم که معین بهم گفته بود. شاید هنوز داشته باشه ازش. هرتزوگ ماجرای زندگی مرد محقق و روشنفکریه که زنش به گا داده‌ش. برای همه نامه می نویسه و اشتباهاتشون رو بهشون گوشزد می‌کنه. از رئیس‌جمهور گرفته [...]

    27. Man, I just want to give Moses Herzog a hug. Any real review I could give would be a simple disservice to this wonderful novel, but this is one of the best stories I've read in a while, I genuinely didn't want it to be over as I was turning its last pages. Bellow's prose is beautiful, and I couldn't find a lazy sentence in the entire book. The characters are real and broken and loveable, and I will be sure to visit them again soon.

    28. Herzog editada por Galaxia Gutenberg, con traducción de Vicente Campos, convirtió a Saul Bellow en un escritor famoso y millonario y lo puso en el camino del Nobel, que obtendría en 1976. Algo sorprendente dado que Herzog no se me antoja como una novela fácil, ni un bestseller al uso.Herzog a día de hoy es ya todo un personaje en el mundo de la literatura. La figura de ese profesor de filosofía en crisis, delirante, cuya angustia existencial puede abocarlo al nihilismo, empecinado en escri [...]

    29. מדלן, אישתו השניה של פרופסור מוזס הרצוג עוזבת אותו לטובת החבר הטוב שלו. היא לא רק עוזבת היא מנשלת אותו מביתו ומסביבתו הטבעית באקדמיה כשהיא מתחילה לפתח קריירה אקדמית.הרצוג מתמוטט נפשית ויוצא למסע בו הוא מנסה להשלים עם הגירושים השניים, מתשוקתו ואהבתו למדלן ומגירושיו. במהלך המס [...]

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