Jacob's Dream by Richard Beer-Hofmann with an introduction by Thornton Wilder, a biographical sketch by Solomon Liptzin and translated by Ida Bension Wynn. Richard Beer Hofmann who died at the age of 80 in 1945 was one of the finest poets of the 20th century. Jacob's Dream was first performed in 1918 at the Vienna Burg Theatre and later it was performed in Hebrew by the Habimah Players in New York. Beer- Hofmann's dramas revealed to the Jews and to the world at large the unique meaning and the historic role of Israel and provided the Jews invaluable consolation and constructive doctrine: the sublime justification for their pain and ability to rise above the pain. 188 pages.