A Guest for the Night (Library of World Fiction Series)

A Guest for the Night (Library of World Fiction Series)


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A Guest for the Night (Library of World Fiction Series) by S. Y. Agnon

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.)

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780299206444
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date: 11/15/2004
Series: Library of World Fiction Series
Edition description: 1
Pages: 485
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Shmuel Yosef Agnon (1888–1970) was born in Buczacz, Galicia, the village described in his novel In the Heart of the Seas. He became one of the best known Hebrew writers in the world and was the first Hebrew writer awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1966.

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