Dangling Man (Penguin Classics)
An crucial masterwork via Nobel laureate Saul Bellow—now with an creation by way of J. M. Coetzee
Expecting to be inducted into the military to struggle in global conflict II, Joseph has given up his task and punctiliously ready for his departure to the battlefront. whilst a sequence of mix-ups delays his induction, he unearths himself dealing with a yr of idleness. Saul Bellow's first novel files Joseph's mental response to his state of being inactive whereas warfare rages round him and his uneasy insights into the character of freedom and choice.
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