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Henderson the Rain King

Bellow Bellow's glorious spirited story of an eccentric American millionaire who finds a home of sorts in deepest Africa 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 Saul Bellow Henderson the Rain King read and Saul Bellow – Henderson the Rain King Genre Author 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 i Henderson the Rain King or as I like to think of it Hunter S Thompson s African Adventure is one of those rare books that I didn t want to end I found it powerful beautiful and funny Looking through some of the negative reviews however I find myself confused about people s approaches toward literature for exampleComplaint 1 Main character is a rich white guy Can only disadvantaged minorities be interesting or have noteworthy events in their lives Also if every character in every book is a poor Chinese paraplegic lesbian then books would be just as boring as having every character be a white dude We live in a wonderful time where minorities are represented in popular fiction than ever Go find those books and knock yourself out Complaint 2 Everyone likes Henderson right away Henderson is an unreliable narrator Complaint 3 Henderson is a misogynist Do you only read books where you agree with every single one of the main character s opinions and personality traits Your reading life must be very dull Also being offended by a pretend person s views is kind of weird isn t it So if you have the complaints that I listed then I am sure there are enough books with main characters who are poor minorities who are super nice and accepting of everyone and yet who everyone inexplicably hates for some reason out there For everyone else who wants to be challenged by what they read Henderson the Rain King is a modern masterpiece or at the very least an entertaining and thought provoking read

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Analysis of literary modernism The title character is a direct parody of literary giant Ernest Hemingway a narcissistic stoic who is introspective solipsistic bumbling and egocentric Despite wealth physical prowess and social standing Henderson feels restless and unfulfilled He is Bellow's answer to a fr Henderson The Rain King Bellow Saul Livres Retrouvez Henderson The Rain King et des millions de livres en stock sur fr Achetez neuf ou d'occasion Choisir vos prfrences en matire de cookies Nous utilisons des cookies et des outils similaires pour faciliter vos achats fournir nos services pour comprendre comment les clients utilisent nos services afin de pouvoir apporter des amliorations et pour prsenter des Henderson the Rain King by Saul Bellow Goodreads Henderson the Rain King Saul 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 esue hero type and he also wants page after page philosophical babble to be taken seriously I couldn t do it Over and over again I set this book aside never wanting to look at it again I read review after review trying to appreciate what others saw I forced myself to continue in an effort to understand its critical acclaim but I m still baffled


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  1. says:

    464 Henderson the Rain King Saul Bellow 1915 2005Bellow's glorious spirited story of an eccentric American millionaire who finds a home of sorts in deepest AfricaEugene 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 vo

  2. says:

    Although I enjoyed the book I have trouble improving on this brief summary from onestarbookreviewsA rich old man goes to Africa to find himself only to get tangled up in one huge extended metaphor with a lion

  3. says:

    Holden Caulfield goes to Africa

  4. 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

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    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 wi

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    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 uestions 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 m

  7. says:

    This has to be one of the most overrated and boring books I have ever attempted to read I made it half way through but would have only finished it if someone had put a gun to my head

  8. says:

    Henderson the Rain King or as I like to think of it Hunter S Thompson's African Adventure is one of those rare books that

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    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

  10. says:

    I just finished another bout with Eugene Henderson this time via audiobook And I'm so sad This novel is like a beloved eccentric uncle to me the one who used to be my favorite when I was younger but as the years passed I c