- In the Kingsley Amis novel Stanley and the Women (1984), Stanley's son Steve reads a copy of Herzog and abruptly tears it up.
- Ian McEwan begins his 2005 novel Saturday with an extended epigraph from Herzog.
- The middle name E. in Moses E. Herzog stands for Elkanah.
- The narrator/protagonist of J. M. Coetzee's "The Vietnam Project" in Dusklands, before being committed to an asylum, has in his possession a copy of Herzog in addition to Patrick White's Voss (novel). All three authors (Bellow, White, and Coetzee) went on to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature after the publication of Dusklands, which was published in 1974.
- The plot of the movie A Serious Man from the Coen brothers is partly similar to the plot of Herzog, as the main character in both is a middle-aged Jewish professor whose wife leaves him for their family friend. In both the wife asks him to leave his own house, and he passively agrees without arguing. As a consequence, he teeters on the verge of losing his mind and his academic career suffers.
- Moses Herzog is the name of a Dublin merchant in chapter 12 of James Joyce's Ulysses.
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