Study Guide

Herzog Characters

By Saul Bellow

Moses Herzog

It's fair to say that Moses Herzog spends an awful lot of time in his own head, and the results...

Madeleine Pontritter

Since this whole book comes from Moses Herzog's perspective, it's tough to get a clear read on...

Ramona

Just when Herzog thinks his life is over, an intelligent and beautiful woman named Ramona walks...

Valentine

Val is Moses Herzog's best friend in the whole world—or at least he used to be, back before...

Simkin

Simkin is Moses Herzog's friend, but he's also his lawyer. And like any good lawyer, Simkin knows...

Zelda

Moses Herzog has a weird habit of keeping up his friendships with the relatives of his ex-wife....

Daisy

We don't learn a whole lot about Daisy, apart from the fact that Moses Herzog treated her...

Sono Oguki

Sono Oguki is the girl who got away. Herzog had an affair with her while he was married to his...