SAUL BELLOW (1915-2005) won the Pulitzer Prize for his novel Humboldt's Gift, and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. The only novelist to receive three National Book Awards, he was presented the National Book Award Foundation Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.
PHILIP ROTH, acclaimed author of Portnoy's Complaint, The Human Stain, and many other works of fiction, is the recipient of numerous awards, including the National Medal of Arts from the White House.
"A feast of language, situations, characters, ironies, and a controlled moral intelligence . . . Bellow's rapport with his central character seems to me novel writing in the grand style of a Tolstoy--subjective, complete, heroic." --Chicago Tribune
"Herzog has the range, depth, intensity, verbal brilliance, and imaginative fullness--the mind and heart--which we may expect only of a novel that is unmistakably destined to last." --Newsweek
"A masterpiece" --The New York Times Book Review