Independent voices from the TWT Communities
When Herman Wouk was 94 years old in 2009, he decided to "have a go at another novel, if only to pass the time" while his meditation on faith and science, "The Language God Talks," was in the publication process. For years, he had wanted to write a novel about Moses, but as he started to write, "there lay the prose. Limp, lifeless."
Philip Roth, 79 and looking fit in recent photographs, has said that after looking back on his long and prolific career he decided he had written enough. The novel "Nemesis," published in 2010, apparently will be his last.
At age 96, Herman Wouk is ready for a fresh start.
Worried he might lose some of his singing ability, Keith Urban instead emerged from his surgery to remove a polyp and a nodule from his vocal cords with benefits he never imagined.
With Herman Cain in the news, let's take a tongue-in-cheek look at other notable Hermans throughout history.
The headiest questions anyone can ask, the questions that set human beings apart from animals, concern the place of humanity and its purpose in the universe.
For years, he had wanted to write a novel about Moses, but as he started to write, "there lay the prose. Limp, lifeless."
Timothy Warshaw, "the red-hot movie maker of the hour" tells the fictional Herman Wouk that Hezzie Jacobs, "a Texas venture capitalist who sometimes dabbles in films, though his main interest is oil from algae," was approached by Louis Gluck, an Australian "eccentric investor, a uranium tycoon" with money in "a vast project of algae ponds going in Nullarbor, Australia."