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Paperback. Pub Date :2007-9-1 Pages: 191 Publisher: Penguin online to read this book Expecting to be inducted into the army. Joseph has given up his joband carefully prepared for his departure to the battlefront When aseries of mix-ups delays. his induction. he finds himself facing ayear of idleness. Dangling Man is his journal. a wonderful accountof his restless wanderings through Chicagos streets. his musingson the past. his psychological reaction to his inactivity while warrages around him. and his uneasy insights into the nature offreedom and choice.

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Expecting to be inducted into the army, Joseph has given up his job and carefully prepared for his departure to the battlefront. When a series of mix-ups delays his induction, he finds himself facing a year of idleness. Dangling Man is his journal, a wonderful account of his restless wanderings through Chicago's streets, his musings on the past, his psychological reaction to his inactivity while war rages around him, and his uneasy insights into the nature of freedom and choice.

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One of the most honest pieces of testimony on the psychology of a whole generation who have grown up during the Depression and the war, Edmund Wilson, The New Yorker
In this imaginative journal, set against fresh and vivid scenes in Chicago, the author has outlined what must seem to many others an uncannily accurate delineation of themselves. The New York Times
An extraordinary first novel. The Observer"

-One of the most honest pieces of testimony on the psychology of a whole generation who have grown up during the Depression and the war, - -Edmund Wilson, The New Yorker
-In this imaginative journal, set against fresh and vivid scenes in Chicago, the author has outlined what must seem to many others an uncannily accurate delineation of themselves.- -The New York Times
-An extraordinary first novel.- -The Observer

"One of the most honest pieces of testimony on the psychology of a whole generation who have grown up during the Depression and the war," -Edmund Wilson, The New Yorker

"In this imaginative journal, set against fresh and vivid scenes in Chicago, the author has outlined what must seem to many others an uncannily accurate delineation of themselves." -The New York Times

"An extraordinary first novel." -The Observer

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