Search Results: "Elie Wiesel"


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ELIE WIESEL by Michael Pariser
BIOGRAPHY
Released: Aug. 15, 1994

"With its clear, narrative style, useful bibliography, chronology, and index, this is an excellent introduction to what is undeniably one of the darkest periods in modern history. (Nonfiction. 7-9)"
A clear, understandable account of a young Jewish boy's terrible experiences during the World War II. Read full book review >

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ELIE WIESEL by Steven T. Katz
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 17, 2013

"Criticism that enhances the appreciation of readers well-versed in the author's work."
Close, scholarly readings of a master storyteller's fiction, memoirs and essays suggest his uncommon breadth and depth. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY
Released: Feb. 1, 1994

"B&w photos; chronology; notes; further reading plus nine videos; index. (Biography. 11-16)"
In the People to Know series, an awkward account of the life of a thoughtful and eminent Holocaust survivor whose life has been dedicated to keeping memory of the Holocaust alive lest it be repeated. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 14, 2003

"Wiesel proposes few definitive answers—here, the question mark appears as often as the period. But his explorations, drawing on the collective wisdom of prophets, rabbis, and scholars from the earliest days to the present, are endlessly illuminating."
Nobel Prize-winning novelist and memoirist Wiesel (The Judges, 2002, etc.) leads readers on a spirited, sometimes contentious journey through Jewish history and thought. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 1, 1991

"Informative and moving: a rich collage."
Reflections by the Nobel-winning philosopher and novelist on the prophets, scribes, and rebbes who comprise the histories and myths of Jewish folklore. Read full book review >

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LEGENDS OF OUR TIME by Elie Wiesel
NON-FICTION
Released: Oct. 14, 1968

"A fierce and moving continuation of the dialogue of those who will not forget."
The author of The Jews of Silence (1966) and other works dealing with the Jewish survivors of the holocaust and problems of present-day Jewry, again returns to the unthinkable, looks forward to the future in essays and sketches. Read full book review >

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A JEW TODAY by Elie Wiesel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Oct. 12, 1978

"No cumulative effect but, with the Holocaust, a strong, inescapable impact."
Recent essays. Read full book review >

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ONE GENERATION AFTER by Elie Wiesel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 16, 1970

"Wiesel's tales, lectures and commemorative griefs are moving, penetrating, often raspingly excessive — the result perhaps of attempting an honest stance before the inexplicable."
To convey the truth of the holocaust in its totality...(the writer) must add as well the silence left behind by millions of unknowns...One cannot conceive of the holocaust except as a mystery, begotten by the dead." Read full book review >

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AND THE SEA IS NEVER FULL by Elie Wiesel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1999

"He is not always right - but the many times he is make the book worthwhile. (16 pages photos)"
Nobel Prize-winner Wiesel (All Rivers Run to the Sea, 1996, etc.) concludes his memoirs in his characteristically engaging and conversational tone. Read full book review >

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NON-FICTION
Released: Jan. 1, 1972

"A revivifying collection."
As in his novels and essays, Wiesel weights his approach to Judaic destiny and the holocaust he survived, as testimony, but here in these affectionate clusters of Hasidic tales and legends of his childhood, he further reaches toward new generations as one who "transmits. . . to close gaps and create bonds." Read full book review >

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A BEGGAR IN JERUSALEM by Elie Wiesel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Jan. 26, 1969

"For many, a meaningful prophecy."
Throughout his published works, Wiesel, unique among Jewish authors who have survived the holocaust, has continually moved forward into the current Jewish experience, joining terror to hope, death to continuity, anonymity to identity. Read full book review >

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THE TOWN BEYOND THE WALL by Elie Wiesel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 20, 1964

"The sufferings of the Jews (or of humanity) are introverted here into a picture something like the back-view of one of hagall's tortured prophets."
The victim is saying his Prayers — Prayers directed towards a God he has never really found in all his obsessive fanatic searches for Him. Read full book review >