The Victim

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Penguin Books Limited, Jan 5, 2012 - Fiction - 272 pages
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Leventhal is a natural victim; a man uncertain of himself, never free from the nagging suspicion that the other guy may be right. So when he meets a down-at-heel stranger in the park one day and finds himself being accused of ruining the man's life, he half believes it. He can't shake the man loose, can't stop himself becoming trapped in a mire of self doubt, can't help becoming ... a victim.

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User Review  - eadieburke - LibraryThing

This book was very gripping and had an air of moral depth. Bellow asks the question: How much do we owe our fellow man when he is down and out? It is a book about how human beings relate to one ... Read full review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Again a book on the theme of anti-semitism, but here is merely a fragmentary presentation without force, about which is woven a plot of nightmare quality. When Asa Levinthal is held responsible by ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

Saul Bellow’s dazzling career has been marked with numerous literary prizes, including the 1976 Nobel Prize, and the Gold Medal for the Novel. His work includes Herzog, More Die of Heartbreak, Mosby's Memoirs and Other Stories, Mr Sammler's Planet, Seize The Day and the essay To Jerusalem and Back. He died in 2005.

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