Search Results: "Marion Wiesel"


BOOK REVIEW

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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NIGHT by Elie Wiesel
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: Sept. 12, 2017

"Wiesel's memoir, first published in English in 1960, has emerged as a classic work of literature from that darkest of eras, and it deserves to be read and reread for decades to come."
A reissue of Wiesel's (Open Heart, 2012, etc.) foundational, exemplary memoir of the Holocaust. Read full book review >

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THE OATH by Elie Wiesel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 15, 1973

"Demanding and rewarding."
Again Wiesel's richly somber, close and faintly cantorial prose flows over and repolishes the same impenetrable mysteries: that the massacre of innocents transmits a lifelong burden to the survivor; and that the survivor, both doomed and blessed, is forced to confront the knowledge of death which is "not a solution but a question, the most human question of all." 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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

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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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 >

BOOK REVIEW

Released: July 1, 1991

The trial of Washington, D.C., mayor Marion Barry, with its titillating mixture of sex, lies, and videotape, not only attracted worldwide attention, but gave rise to more serious questions—which are partially addressed here by Voice of America's Agronsky. Read full book review >

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MARION HATLEY by Beth Castrodale
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 20, 2017

"A reflective, compassionate, and gracefully written tale about a designer that effectively uses its historical setting."
In this debut novel set in 1931, a corsetiere fleeing scandal starts over in a small town, where she learns more about her past and herself. Read full book review >

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MARION ZIMMER BRADLEY’S ANCESTORS OF AVALON by Diana L. Paxson
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 21, 2004

"For die-hard fans."
Another prequel to Bradley's bestselling feminist take on Arthurian legend. 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 >