9780307266507

A Mad Desire to Dance

Wiesel, Elie

ISBN 10: 0307266508 / 0-307-26650-8
ISBN 13: 9780307266507
Publisher: Knopf
Publication Date: 2009
Binding: Hardcover
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From Elie Wiesel, a recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize and one of our fiercest moral voices, a provocative and deeply thoughtful new novel about a life shaped by the worst horrors of the twentieth century and one man’s attempt to reclaim happiness.

Doriel, a European expatriate living in New York, suffers from a profound sense of desperation and loss. His mother, a member of the Resistance, survived World War II only to die in an accident, together with his father, soon after. Doriel was a child during the war, and his knowledge of the Holocaust is largely limited to what he finds in movies, newsreels, and books—but it is enough. Doriel’s parents and their secrets haunt him, leaving him filled with longing but unable to experience the most basic joys in life. He plunges into an intense study of Judaism, but instead of finding solace, he comes to believe that he is possessed by a dybbuk.

Surrounded by ghosts, spurred on by demons, Doriel finally turns to Dr. Thérèse Goldschmidt, a psychoanalyst who finds herself particularly intrigued by her patient. The two enter into an uneasy relationship based on exchange: of dreams, histories, and secrets. Despite Doriel’s initial resistance, Dr. Goldschmidt helps to bring him to a crossroads—and to a shocking denouement.

In Doriel’s journey into the darkest regions of the soul, Elie Wiesel has written one of his most profoundly moving works of fiction, grounded always by his unparalleled moral compass.

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Book Description: Knopf, 2009. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Praise forA Mad Desire to Dance "The novel . . . ends on an affirmative note, a triumph of life's dance of desire over the madness that is a living death. Philosophy meets psychology in this profound, often poetic novel." -KirkusStarred Review "Tales inA Mad Desire to Dancejust pour out of the author like the Talmudic ma'ayanhamitgaber,the wellspring that never runs dry . . . Wiesel proves again that he is a master storyteller who can weave a complex tapestry of plots into an intricately poignant human portrait." -Ari L. Goldman,Momentmagazine "It is once again a survivor's memories . . . that will rivet readers . . . The terse personal vignettes are gripping . . . The secrets surprise you to the end." -Booklist "Difficult but powerful . . . Wiesel handles the situation expertly, and . . . a multilayered narrative emerges: the journey through sadness and toward redemption; a meditation on the hand dealt to Holocaust survivors; and a valuable parable on the wages of human trauma. While the novel is not always easy sledding, there are ample rewardsintellectual and visceralfor the willing reader." -Publishers Weekly And praise from France forA Mad Desire to Dance "A Mad Desire to Dancereminds us, with force, that Wiesel's writing is alive and strong. The master has once again found here a startling freshness." -Le Monde des Livres "A genuine adventure that enriches the reader." -L'Eclaireur "A Mad Desire to Dance[is] an interior adventure driven by the need to knowand the certitudethat only love can heal our most intimate wounds." -France Culture From the Hardcover edition. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0307266508

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