Error title
Some error text about your books and stuff.
Close

Yosl Rakover Talks to God

by Zvi Kolitz

  • ISBN: 9780375708404
  • ISBN10: 0375708405

Yosl Rakover Talks to God

by Zvi Kolitz

  • List Price: $15.00
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Publisher: Random House Inc
  • Publish date: 11/01/2000
  • ISBN: 9780375708404
  • ISBN10: 0375708405
used Add to Cart $9.71
You save: 35%
FREE shipping on orders over $49!
Not Returnable
new Add to Cart $13.50
You save: 10%
Marketplace Item
Description: As the German tanks destroy the Warsaw Ghetto, one of the few remaining fighters, Yosl Rakover, writes out his last words to God, seals the text in a glass bottle, and thrusts it into the rubble before preparing to die. The text surfaces in Europe in the 1950s, is passed from hand to hand, is broadcast on Radio Berlin -- where it is acclaimed by Thomas Mann as a religious masterpiece -- is anthologized and translated into many languages.

But what is hailed as the most important testament of the Holocaust is in fact a short story, written in 1946 for a Yiddish newspaper by a remarkable young Jew, Zvi Kolitz, in Buenos Aires, where he had gone to raise money for the Jewish underground in the struggle to establish the State of Israel. The Borgesian story of what happened to the text and to Kolitz in the fifty years since, and the detective work of German journalist Paul Badde that resulted in their eventual rejoining, form the second part of this fascinating book. And in an afterword, the great French philosopher Emmanuel Levinas's meditation on the text is answered in a commentary by Leon Wieseltier.

An acclaimed bestseller in Europe, "Yosl Rakover Talks to God" restores a blazing artifact of twentieth-century writing to its true setting.

Expand description
Seller Condition Comments Price  
Seller: Owls Books
Location: Toledo, OH
Condition: Good
All pages and cover are intact. Possible slightly loose binding, minor
[...]
Price:
$2.45
Comments:
All pages and cover are intact. Possible slightly loose binding, minor
[...]
Seller: Nettextstore
Location: Lincoln, NE
Condition: Good
Books have varying amounts of wear and highlighting. Usually ships within 24
[...]
Price:
$5.70
Comments:
Books have varying amounts of wear and highlighting. Usually ships within 24
[...]
Seller: Ergodebooks
Location: Richmond, TX Ask seller a question
Condition: Good
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Price:
$11.34
Comments:
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Seller: M and N Media
Location: ACWORTH, GA
Condition: Good
Price:
$12.66
Comments:
Seller: M and N Media
Location: ACWORTH, GA
Condition: Like New
Price:
$13.08
Comments:
Seller: M and N Media
Location: ACWORTH, GA
Condition: New
Price:
$13.50
Comments:
Seller: Ergodebooks
Location: Richmond, TX Ask seller a question
Condition: New
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Price:
$18.94
Comments:
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy.Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.
Seller: Bonita
Location: Newport Coast, CA
Condition: Very Good
Price:
$39.62
Comments:
Seller: Bonita
Location: Newport Coast, CA
Condition: New
Price:
$54.08
Comments:
please wait
Please Wait

Notify Me When Available

Enter your email address below,
and we'll contact you when your school adds course materials for
.
Enter your email address below, and we'll contact you when is back in stock (ISBN: ).