Wiesel, Elie

eBook - 2012
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
A New Translation From The French By Marion Wiesel Night is Elie Wiesel's masterpiece, a candid, horrific, and deeply poignant autobiographical account of his survival as a teenager in the Nazi death camps. This new translation by Marion Wiesel, Elie's wife and frequent translator, presents this seminal memoir in the language and spirit truest to the author's original intent. And in a substantive new preface, Elie reflects on the enduring importance of Night and his lifelong, passionate dedication to ensuring that the world never forgets man's capacity for inhumanity to man. Night offers much more than a litany of the daily terrors, everyday perversions, and rampant sadism at Auschwitz and Buchenwald; it also eloquently addresses many of the philosophical as well as personal questions implicit in any serious consideration of what the Holocaust was, what it meant, and what its legacy is and will be.

Publisher: [Place of publication not identified :, publisher not identified],, 2012.
ISBN: 9781466805361
Characteristics: 1 online resource.
Alternate Title: Night (eBook)


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Oct 14, 2011
  • HappyRoxy rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

A short book, but a book so full of imagery that turned my stomach and gave me new insight into the horrors of the holocaust. Until I read this book, I did not know how strong the human body could be and how much it could withstand. Until I read this book, I also did not know how strong the power of the human spirit could be.

This story is a story that has humbled me and has helped me to re-evaluate the things that important to me, in my life.

Mar 29, 2011
  • JenLuvzScooby rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

One of the best books I have ever read! This book was a defining book in my life. I read it while I was in high school, and I've read it again as an adult--and I never re-read books!

Nov 18, 2010

Wiesel incorporates elements of the 'madman' and the 'beggar' from Hasidic legend in this and many of his later novels. But this is the book that deals directly with his own experience in the Holocaust and its impact on the relationship with his father. This is told in the most tender and senstive terms making Wiesel the most important writer on Holocaust experience.
If you like this I cannot recommend highly enough his later novels particularly 'A beggar in Jerusalem', 'The Town beyond the Wall', 'Gates of the Forest', 'the Fifth Son' and'Twilight'. His novels on Hasidic legend 'Souls on fire', 'Legends of our Time', 'Messengers of God' and 'Four Hasidic Masters' are well worth reading as an examination of Hasidic masters and legends in Eastern Europe before Hitler wiped this people and culture out of existence.


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