Search Results: "Elie Wiesel"


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FROM THE KINGDOM OF MEMORY by Elie Wiesel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Aug. 1, 1990

"Wiesel continues to speak of shameful and painful events in human history, wounding and enlightening at the same time."
In this collection of speeches and essays (some reprinted from the New York Times, Parade, etc.), Wiesel pleads passionately for preserving the integrity of memory and language in order to restore meaning to human life and its essential human attribute, language. Read full book review >

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THE GATES OF THE FOREST by Elie Wiesel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: May 26, 1966

"It has all been said before but Mr. Wiesel puts it down as well as anyone."
Translated from the French by Francis Frenaye, this is a novel about the face of the Jewish people and the challenge to the face of one Jew—a Hungarian called Gregor. Read full book review >

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ALL RIVERS RUN TO THE SEA by Elie Wiesel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 1, 1995

"And he ceaselessly pricks the conscience of a world that thinks it is possible to have heard 'enough' about the Holocaust."
Drenched with sad yearning, yet narrated with simplicity in the limpid singsong that distinguishes his oral as well as written narrative, Wiesel's memoir reveals much, if not enough, about the man whose purpose in life has been to testify to the fate of his people. Read full book review >

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THE FORGOTTEN by Elie Wiesel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1992

"Another wise and somber facet of Wiesel's exploration of the nurturing bonds between generations of living and dead."
"To forget is to abandon, to forget is to repudiate." Read full book review >

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OPEN HEART by Elie Wiesel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Dec. 4, 2012

"His pains linger, Wiesel writes, but 'if I forget them for a while, they quickly remind me of their presence.' Just so, a most memorable book."
Having survived the Holocaust and Bernard Madoff, Nobel Prize-winning novelist and memoirist Wiesel (Hostage, 2012, etc.) faces mortality in this slender, elegant meditation. 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 >

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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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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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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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THE TRIAL OF GOD by Elie Wiesel
Released: May 17, 1979

"Finding a shape for the ultimate seriousness that infuses his thought remains Wiesel's thorn; his success here again is only intermittent."
Inside "the kingdom of night"—the concentration camp—Wiesel actually witnessed a trial which put God up as the accused, charged with being either accepting of or blind to the murder of HIS chosen people. Read full book review >

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NIGHT by Elie Wiesel
by Elie Wiesel, translated by Marion Wiesel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Jan. 16, 2006

"The author's youthfulness helps to assure the inevitable comparison with the Anne Frank diary although over and above the sphere of suffering shared, and in this case extended to the death march itself, there is no spiritual or emotional legacy here to offset any reader reluctance."
Elie Wiesel spent his early years in a small Transylvanian town as one of four children. Read full book review >

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MEMOIR IN TWO VOICES by François Mitterrand
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: July 1, 1996

"But private thoughts on significant public issues abound."
A dialogue between two friends who have been prominent 20th- century figures on such topics as wide-ranging as childhood, faith, war, and literature. Read full book review >