Book #14354

Zalmen, or the Madness of God: a Play - 1st Edition/1st Printing

Elie Wiesel
Zalmen, or the Madness of God: a Play - 1st Edition/1st Printing. Elie Wiesel.

Binding: Hardcover
Book Condition: Near Fine in Fine dust jacket
Edition: First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author
Size: 8vo
Publisher: New York: Random House, 1974.

A first edition/first printing in Fine condition in alike dustjacket, SIGNED by author and Nobel Laureate, Elie Wiesel directly on the half-title page. Slight fading of boards top front and back. Dustjacket shows remarkably little wear.

Set in a small synagogue in post-Stalin Russia, this story is based on a Yom Kippur experience where Wiesel realized that his Rabbi no longer had the strength to imagine himself free. In the play, Zalmen, the beadle, works the Rabbi into a prophetical frenzy cursing wrong…a brilliang moment with bitter consequences.

Price: $240.00

Author Bio

Elie Wiesel

Elie Wiesel, born Eliezer Wiesel on September 30, 1928 in Romania, Jewish writer, professor, political activist and Holocaust survivor. He is the author of over 40 books, the best known of which is Night, a memoir that describes his experiences during the Holocaust and his imprisonment in several concentration camps. First written in Yiddish as the 900-page Un di velt hot geshvign (And the World Remained Silent), published in Buenos Aires. Wiesel was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986.

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