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Saul Bellow’s Herzog: A Reconciliation

Journal: International Journal of English, Literature and Social Science (Vol.4, No. 1)

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Page : 92-93

Keywords : perspective; intellectual; mental; crisis; Joker.;

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In Herzog the impulse conveyed is the sense of real sufferer hedged in by circumstances and neurotic attitude. Moses. E. Herzog calls himself ‘a prisoner of perception.'The novels deals with the story of a man who is on the verge of disaster and depicts the incidents responsible for his present state in which he is desperate “to put in perspective, clarify, to make amends”. Moses. E. Herzog a promising intellectual, a professor of cultural history, undergoes a mental crisis. Herzog is deserted, it is his sense of separation from his childhood, family world that is the root cause of his alienation.Herzog moves boldly to face the challenges of life, truth of everyday, and the final truth. In the posture of collapse detached Herzog watch the image of a “suffering Joker”

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