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[BOOKS] ✯ Henderson the Rain King ✹ Saul Bellow – Hakkas.us

Henderson the Rain KingIt Blazes As Fiercly And Scintillatingly As A Forest Fire There Is Life Here A Great Rage To Live Fully In This It Is A Giant Among Novels San Francisco Examiner Saul Bellow Evokes All The Rich Colors And Exotic Customs Of A Highly Imaginary Africa In This Acclaimed Comic Novel About A Middle Aged American Millionaire Who, Seeking A New, Rewarding Life, Descends Upon An African Tribe Henderson S Awesome Feats Of Strength And His Unbridled Passion For Life Win Him The Admiration Of The Tribe But It Is His Gift For Making Rain That Turns Him From Mere Hero Into Messiah A Hilarious, Often Ribald Story, Henderson The Rain King Is Also A Profound Look At The Forces That Drive A Man Through Life This Penguin Classics Edition Contains An Introduction By Adam Kirsch.For Than Seventy Years, Penguin Has Been The Leading Publisher Of Classic Literature In The English Speaking World With Than 1,700 Titles, Penguin Classics Represents A Global Bookshelf Of The Best Works Throughout History And Across Genres And Disciplines Readers Trust The Series To Provide Authoritative Texts Enhanced By Introductions And Notes By Distinguished Scholars And Contemporary Authors, As Well As Up To Date Translations By Award Winning Translators.

[BOOKS] ✯ Henderson the Rain King ✹ Saul Bellow – Hakkas.us
  • Paperback
  • 330 pages
  • Henderson the Rain King
  • Saul Bellow
  • English
  • 01 February 2017
  • 9780143105480

    10 thoughts on “[BOOKS] ✯ Henderson the Rain King ✹ Saul Bellow – Hakkas.us


  1. says:

    464 Henderson the Rain King, Saul Bellow 1915 2005 Bellow s glorious, spirited story of an eccentric American millionaire who finds a home of sorts in deepest Africa 1984 1363 480 20 1397 450 9786007439517 1976 1988 .


  2. says:

    Although I enjoyed the book, I have trouble improving on this brief summary from


  3. says:

    Holden Caulfield goes to Africa.


  4. says:

    There is a thriving trade in self help books which have always baffled me I could never relate to another person telling me Look, these are the steps you need to take to better your life if you don t take them you are done for Well, no book will be so absolute in saying so but underlying all the sugarcoating there is this message loud clear in most books of this genre Then however comes the matter of literature where a clever author without even giving you the faintest clue ties a blindfold around your eyes and walks you along telling you the story of a character a quest At some point s he pulls the blindfold off you cries There, you see where our character is right now Then and only then do you realize the importance of the word self discovery Precisely what Saul Bellow does in this book There is no patronizing in the words, no hollow advise on quick fixes you need to follow to discover the meaning of life There is however a series of nerve wracking ordeals through which the guinea pig of a character named Eugene Henderson has to go through Eugene is the oddball scion of an illustrious American family which counts State Secretaries, Scientists, Scholars Lunatics among wealth and a solid ancestry Eugene howe...


  5. says:

    If you can endure the narcissistic, misogynistic narrator protagonist, if you can pretend to believe that every woman he meets wants to jump his bones, every guy wants to become his pal and no one anywhere wants to slap him silly, if you can abide the phony African setting, if you can shrug off the plot contrivances and force yourself to care about yet another privileged male s midlife crisis, if you can avoid rolling your eyes out of socket at the humorous mishaps caused by the Rabelaisian hero against the noble savages he pursues, then occasionally you will find some perceptive observations in this novel Eventually the narrator will reveal a spark of humanity Once or twice he will treat women as though they re almost human And some of the author s descriptive flourishes will evoke genuine pleasure But Bellow here wants it both ways he wants to parody the Hemingway esque hero type and he also wants page after page philosophical babble to be taken seriously I couldn t do it Over and ov...


  6. says:

    This is my first Saul Bellow book and while I didn t hate it, I didn t love it either I get that Henderson was on a spiritual journey to find the answers to his life s questions, and that the reader can pluck a few jewels of inspiration from Bellow s examples throughout the novel, but I ve experienced that in many other novels that I enjoyed much than this one I think the problem I had was with Henderson s personality He reminded me of a few people that I have known, one in pa...


  7. says:

    This novel is staggering It is the story, which we have heard so many times, of a bellicose foreigner who goes to Africa in order to find himself But something is amiss This isn t just some person who has lost their way a little bit, but someone that while good intentioned at times is a drunkard and a lout, selfish and violent while he wants to be a good person, he simply isn t Then he decides to ditch the tourist Africa and find the true heart of it in order to understand and heal himself, but when he arrives at a remote village with his guide and meets the prince of a very small and location, he is disappointed to hear him speaking English We are discovered, the prince says, apologizing What follows is a continued parody of the philosophical finding of one s self in a foreign country trope Intentions to fix the villagers foolish superstition as deemed by Henderson lead to a larger disaster and another superstition which, truly, he discovers, is merely a form of control for a group of powerful individuals which leads him to being the Rain King The ideas further collapse...


  8. says:

    Abbandonato, non fa per me Stile formidabile Storia datata su un ricco pazzo, un ereditiere violento e donnaiolo, che decide di combattere i suoi demoni partendo per un viaggio spirituale in Africa Il protagonista spregevole e mi...


  9. says:

    read saul bellow philip roth does i hate the word romp so let s say this book is all about personal exploration henderson is opinionated, an american bull he s in africa he s being ugly and how you d expect him to be but he s the only one giving revelations and you couldn t imagine it any other way he s like a teddy roosev...


  10. says:

    Strepitoso Bellow Con questo romanzo la mia mente volata su su oltre le nuvole, compiendo le stesse piroette fanciullesche che orgiasticamente facevo quando divoravo Zanna bianca E contemporaneamente andata gi gi , dentro gli abissi chiaroscuri del mio io, lasciandomi una melanconia sottile.

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