Hailed as one of Agnon s most significant works, "A Guest for the Night" depicts Jewish life in Eastern Europe after World War I. A man journeys from Israel to his hometown in Europe, saddened to find so many friends taken by war, pogrom, or disease. In this vanishing world of traditional values, he confronts the loss of faith and trust of a ...
Hailed as one of Agnon s most significant works, "A Guest for the Night" depicts Jewish life in Eastern Europe after World War I. A man journeys from Israel to his hometown in Europe, saddened to find so many friends taken by war, pogrom, or disease. In this vanishing world of traditional values, he confronts the loss of faith and trust of a younger generation. This 1939 novel reveals Agnon s vision of his people s past, tragic present, and hope for the future. Cited by National Yiddish Book Center as one of "The Greatest Works of Modern Jewish Literature" The Wisconsin edition is not for sale in the Republic of Ireland, South Africa, or the traditional British Commonwealth (excluding Canada.)"
Very Good in Very Good jacket. First American edition. 8vo. Translated by Misha Louvish. Dust jacket designed by M. Shagir (unclipped; minor rubbing). Very good. 485 pages. No signatures or bookplates.
484 pages. Hardcover with dustjacket. Fair condition. FICTION. [The novel reveals the author's vision of his people's secure past, his view of the tragic present, his doubts, his irony---and his affirmation. (Key Words: Fiction, Novels, Jews, S. Y. Agnon, Nobel Prize Winners, Glossary, Judaica).
Good. B003H723RQ Library copy with protective mylar cover and library markings. Good, sturdy and clean used book. Has some signs of use and a little wear. Great service. Fast shipping. Saving trees 1 page at a time!
Very Good in Good dust jacket. Sound binding and hinges. Clean, bright pages. Cloth over boards is edge rubbed. DJ has edge wear, overall handling wear and shelf wear.; Allegorical novel in which a resident of the land of Israel revisits his East European home town following World War I.; 8.5" (18.5 cm) tall; 484 pages.
Very good in very good dust jacket. Text in English, Hebrew. 485 p. 22 cm. Translation of Oreah natah la-lun. "The basic translation into English is the work of Misha Louvish. For the rendition in its present form the publisher had the cooperation of Professors Naftali C. Brandwein, Allen Mandelbaum, and Oscar Shaftel...
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