Dangling Man

Dangling Man

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by Saul Bellow
     
 

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Written in 1944, Dangling Man takes the form of the journal of a young man waiting to be drafted. He has received notice, but a series of mix-ups keeps him waiting for the official call to arms. See more details below

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Written in 1944, Dangling Man takes the form of the journal of a young man waiting to be drafted. He has received notice, but a series of mix-ups keeps him waiting for the official call to arms.

Editorial Reviews

Kenneth Fearing
In this imaginative journal, set against fresh and vivid scenes in Chicago, the author has outlined what must seem to many others an uncannily accurate delineation of themselves.
— The New York Times, 1944
Edmund Wilson
One of the most honest pieces of testimony on the psychology of a whole generation who have grown up during the Depression and the war.
The New Yorker
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“One of the most honest pieces of testimony on the psychology of a whole generation who have grown up during the Depression and the war,” -Edmund Wilson, The New Yorker

“In this imaginative journal, set against fresh and vivid scenes in Chicago, the author has outlined what must seem to many others an uncannily accurate delineation of themselves.” -The New York Times

“An extraordinary first novel.” -The Observer

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780380003327
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
02/28/1984

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From the Publisher
“One of the most honest pieces of testimony on the psychology of a whole generation who have grown up during the Depression and the war,” –Edmund Wilson, The New Yorker

“In this imaginative journal, set against fresh and vivid scenes in Chicago, the author has outlined what must seem to many others an uncannily accurate delineation of themselves.” –The New York Times

“An extraordinary first novel.” –The Observer

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