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 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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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 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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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 >

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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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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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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 >