Night is one of the masterpieces of Holocaust literature. First published in 1960, it is the autobiographical account of an adolescent boy and his father in Auschwitz. Wiesel writes of their battle for survival, and of his battle with God for a way to understand the wanton cruelty he witnesses each day.
In the short novel Dawn (1961), a young man who has survived the Second World War and settled in Palestine is apprenticed to a Jewish terrorist gang. Command to execute a British officer who has been taken hostage, the former victim becomes an executioner.
In The Accident, (1962), Wiesel again turns to fiction to question the limits of the spirit and the self: Can Holocaust survivors forge a new life without the memories of the old? As the author writes in his introduction, "In Night it is the 'I' who speaks; in the other two [narratives], it is the 'I' who listens and questions."
Wiesel's trilogy offers meditations on mankind's attraction to violence and on temptation of self-destruction.
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Elie Wiesel, the author of some twenty books, is Andrew W. Mellon Professor in Humanities at Boston University. He and his family live in New York City. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986
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Book Description Hill and Wang, 1987. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0374521409
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Book Description The Noonday Press, New York, 1988. Softcover. Book Condition: New. Reprint Edition.. 318 pages. Softcover. Like New. BIOGRAPHY. Written between 1955 and 1960, these three narratives were created separately. Though the first is a testimony, the other two serve only as commentaries. However, they are all written in the first person. "Not since Albert Camus has there been such an eloquent spokesman for man. - Daniel Stern, The New York Times Book Review (Key Words: Biography, French, 20th Century, Holocaust, Jews, Jewish, World War II, Personal Narratives, Commentaries, Elie Wiesel, World War Two). book. Bookseller Inventory # 50119X1
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