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Herzog by Saul BellowRead about another title on the list.
Antonia Fraser's revelations about Saul Bellow telling her how attractive she was in the back of a taxi reminds us of a passage in his own chef d'oeuvre. The affair between Moses Herzog and Ramona, a "mature" pupil in one of his evening classes, begins in the back of a cab. She invites the prof to feel her pulse and, when he reaches for her wrist, puts his hand instead to her breast. "We are not children."
Herzog also appears on Eli Gottlieb's list of the top 10 literary scenes from the battle of the sexes, John Mullan's list of ten of the best bad lawyers in literature, and Rebecca Goldstein's list of the five best novels of ideas.