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Published by Pengiun Books in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Africa

Subjects:

  • Americans -- Africa -- Fiction,
  • Africa -- Fiction

Book details:

Edition Notes

StatementSaul Bellow.
SeriesPenguin twentieth-century classics
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS3503.E4488 H4 1996
The Physical Object
Pagination341 p. ;
Number of Pages341
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL570947M
ISBN 100140189424
LC Control Number96156976

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Chapter 14 Summary. The Wariri continue to cheer for Henderson, and the sky begins to fill with clouds. Bunam, the priest with the twisted stick, and several women carrying whips present themselves before Dahfu and Henderson, and Dahfu announces that the man who moves Mummah becomes Sungo, the rain king of the Wariri. Henderson's awesome feats of strength and his unbridled passion for life win him the admiration of the tribe - but it is his gift for making rain that turns him from mere hero into messiah. A hilarious, often ribald story, Henderson the Rain King is also a profound look at the forces that drive a man through life. "Henderson the Rain King" contains three major elements: grotesque comedy, which hardly ever seems comic; fantasy and adventure in Central Africa, an Africa deliberately distorted so far from reality that one half expects to meet Tarzan and his faithful Waziri on any page, and a solemn quest for “the great principles of life”--for spiritual. Henderson the Rain King and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at