Item #15818 A Guest for the Night. Shmuel Yosef Agnon, Misha Louvish.
A Guest for the Night
A Guest for the Night
A Guest for the Night

A Guest for the Night

New York: Schocken Books, 1968.

First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Very Good- in Very Good- dust jacket. Item #15818
ISBN: 0575001518

Light tone, owner's signature on front paste-down, otherwise light wear; Dust Jacket light rub, light edgewear. Solid hardcover. ; First American Edition, First Printing, with no additional printings on copyright page. " "The Guest", resident of the Land of Israel, re-visits his East European home town. Remembering the age-old tradition of piety and learning, he is deeply saddened by its breakdown in the aftermath of World War I. He learns not to ask about his former friends: they have probably been taken by war, pogrom, or disease. ...The fate of the home town symbolizes the vanishing of the world of traditional values, of trust and faith. The younger generation goes it own way: alienated but alive. The Guest senses a new vitality but he cannot identify with it. There is no bridge from one world to the other." ; 485 pages.

Price: $29.95

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