A Beggar in Jerusalem: A novel

A Beggar in Jerusalem: A novel

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by Elie Wiesel
     
 

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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."

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780307833808
Publisher:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date:
02/13/2013
Sold by:
Random House
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
824,515
File size:
2 MB

Meet the Author

Elie Wiesel is the author of more than fifty books, both fiction and nonfiction. He is a recipient of the United States Congressional Gold Medal, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the French Legion of Honor’s Grand-Croix, an honorary knighthood of the British Empire and, in 1986, the Nobel Peace Prize. Since 1976, he has been the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
New York, New York
Date of Birth:
September 30, 1928
Place of Birth:
Sighet, Romania
Education:
La Sorbonne

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A Beggar in Jerusalem 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A Beggar in Jerusalem is a very well-written novel. It has a very interesting story line, but it seems a little choppy going from one place in time to the next. If I recall correctly, it doesn't mention the name of the war that David fought in, so I was a little confused. I would have liked that to be more clearly stated.