Dangling man

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Penguin Books, 1988 - Fiction - 191 pages
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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.

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I found this easy to read and quite enjoyed it. - Goodreads
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There's little plot and I wasn't in the mood this time. - Goodreads

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Written in 1944 and seemingly autobiographical, the main character,Joseph, is a dissipated misanthrope who has been drafted by the Army, but is on hold until his paperwork is sorted. This lasts for ... Read full review

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In a world where we are exposed to seemingly endless interpretations of the WWII experience (holocaust memoirs, soldier's experiences, histories of the Nazi Part, etc) this novel stands out. Its ... Read full review


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Saul Bellow won the Pulitzer Prize for his novel HUMBOLDTa (TM)S GIFT in 1975, and in 1976 was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature a ~for the human understanding and subtle analysis of contemporary culture that are combined in his work.a (TM) He is the only novelist to receive three National Book Awards, for THE ADVENTURES OF AUGIE MARCH, HERZOG, and MR. SAMMLERa (TM)S PLANET

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