- Published: Ashland, OR : Blackstone Audio, p2009.
- Year Published: 2009
- Description: 13 sound discs (15 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
- Language: English
- Format: Book on CD
- College teachers -- Fiction. -- United States
- Middle-aged men -- Fiction. -- United States
- Jewish men -- Fiction. -- United States
- Failure (Psychology) -- Fiction.
- Psychological fiction.
- Jewish fiction.
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Read by Malcolm Hillgartner.
"Herzog is a man seeking balance, trying to regain a foothold on his life. Thrown out of his ex-wife's house, Herzog retreats to his abandoned home in a remote village in the Berkshire Mountains. Amid the dust of the disused house, he begins scribbling letters to family, friends, lovers, colleagues, enemies, dead philosophers, ex-presidents - anyone with whom he feels compelled to set the record straight. The letters - which are never sent - are a means to cure himself of the psychic strain of the failures of his life: that of being a bad husband, a loving but poor father, an ungrateful child, a distant brother, an egoist to friends, an apathetic citizen. Primarily a novel of redemption, progressing from ignorance to enlightenment, Herzog is still considered one of the greatest literary expressions of postwar America"--CD container.
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