UChicago Pittsburgh Alumni Book Group

Saul Bellow’s Henderson the Rain King

Cost: FREE
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The Pittsburgh Book Club will meet at Shadyside Coffee Tree Roasters at 7PM on Tuesday, December 13, to discuss Henderson the Rain King by Saul Bellow, winner of the 1976 Nobel Prize in Literature. We hope to see you all there! Below is a brief description of the book:

Eugene Henderson is a troubled middle-aged man. Despite his riches, high social status, and physical prowess, he feels restless and unfulfilled, and harbors a spiritual void that manifests itself as an inner voice crying out I want, I want, I want. Hoping to discover what the voice wants, Henderson goes to Africa.

The 1959 novel features a blend of philosophical discourse and comic adventure which has helped make it one of Bellow’s most enduringly popular works — and is said to be his own favorite amongst his books. It was ranked number 21 on Modern Library's 1998 list of the 100 Best Novels in the English language.
 
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