A Beggar in Jerusalem

by Elie Wiesel

Book, 1970

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123457082

Call number

FIC WIE

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Publication

New York, Random House [1970], 211 pages

Description

When the Six-Day War began, Elie Wiesel rushed to Israel. "I went to Jerusalem because I had to go somewhere, I had to leave the present and bring it back to the past. You see, the man who came to Jerusalem then came as a beggar, a madman, not believing his eyes and ears, and above all, his memory." This haunting novel takes place in the days following the Six-Day War. A Holocaust survivor visits the newly reunited city of Jerusalem. At the Western Wall he encounters the beggars and madmen who congregate there every evening, and who force him to confront the ghosts of his past and his ties to the present. Weaving together myth and mystery, parable and paradox, Wiesel bids the reader to join him on a spiritual journey back and forth in time, always returning to Jerusalem.… (more)

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Original publication date

1970 (English translation)
1968 (original French)

ISBN

0805210520 / 9780805210521

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