Dangling Man

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (6.25 hours)
Product Number: Z100095698
Released: Jun 21, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781481554923
Narrator/s: Kirby Heyborne
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An essential masterwork by Nobel laureate Saul Bellow Expecting to be inducted into the army during World War II, Joseph has given up his job and carefully prepared for his departure to the battlefront. When a series of mix-ups delays his induction, he finds himself facing a year of idleness. Written in diary format, Bellow's first novel documents Joseph's psychological reaction to his inactivity while war rages around him and his uneasy insights into the nature of freedom and choice.

Author(s): Saul Bellow
Original Publish Date: Dec 20, 2011

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Author(s): Saul Bellow
Narrator(s): Kirby Heyborne
Product Number DD45105
Released: Dec 20, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781455115495
Author(s): Saul Bellow
Product Number EB00691830
Released: Dec 15, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: #9781101665442

Professional reviews

"DANGLING MAN, first published in 1944, is the debut work by Pulitzer and Nobel Prize-winning author Saul Bellow. Set in the early 1940s, the novella is the diary of Joseph, a young man who is living in a boarding house and contemplating the Enlightenment while waiting to be called up for military duty. The story, replete with the type of thoughtful and insightful dialogue for which Bellow is known, is ideal for audio. Despite Bellow's gifted writing, the narration by Kirby Heyborne is a bit uneven. At times, such as the moments when Joseph contemplates life's most imponderable questions, Heyborne's style is crisp. At other times, he seems lost, lapsing into a monotone that makes the book difficult to follow. Despite these moments DANGLING MAN provides an opportunity to appreciate Bellow's masterful writing and commentary. D.J.S. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"

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