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A beggar in Jerusalem : a novel

Author: Elie Wiesel
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©1970.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Jewish fiction
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Wiesel, Elie, 1928-
Beggar in Jerusalem.
New York, Random House [1970]
(OCoLC)583914351
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elie Wiesel
OCLC Number: 58221
Notes: Translation of Le mendiant de Jérusalem.
Description: 211 pages ; 22 cm
Other Titles: Mendiant de Jérusalem.
Responsibility: by Elie Wiesel ; translated from the French by Lily Edelman and the author.

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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.

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