product description page

For Two Thousand Years (Paperback) (Mihail Sebastian)

For Two Thousand Years (Paperback) (Mihail Sebastian) - image 1 of 1

about this item

Available in English for the first time, Mihail Sebastian’s classic 1934 novel delves into the mind of a Jewish student in Romania during the fraught years preceding World War II.  This literary masterpiece revives the ideological debates of the interwar period through the journal of a Romanian Jewish student caught between anti-Semitism and Zionism. Although he endures persistent threats just to attend lectures, he feels disconnected from his Jewish peers and questions whether their activism will be worth the cost. Spending his days walking the streets and his nights drinking and conversing with revolutionaries, zealots, and libertines, he remains isolated, even from the women he loves. From Bucharest to Paris, he strives to make peace with himself in an increasingly hostile world. For Two Thousand Years echoes Mihail Sebastian’s struggles as the rise of fascism ended his career and turned his friends and colleagues against him. Born of the violence of relentless anti-Semitism, his searching, self-derisive work captures a defining moment in history and lights the way for generations to come—a prescient, heart-wrenching chronicle of resilience and despair, resistance and acceptance.
Number of Pages: 229.0
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: History
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: Mihail Sebastian
Language: English
Street Date: September 12, 2017
TCIN: 52156166
UPC: 9781590518762
Item Number (DPCI): 248-42-3267
$11.52
MSRPReg: $16.95 Save $5.43 (32% off)

guest reviews

Prices, promotions, styles and availability may vary by store & online. See our price match guarantee. See how a store is chosen for you.