Search Results: "Marion Wiesel"


BOOK REVIEW

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Released: Feb. 1, 1974

"I believe" — from Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, given new meaning by the Jews in the camps, an article of faith reaffirmed yet again here as a cantata. Read full book review >

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THE TIME OF THE UPROOTED by Elie Wiesel
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 16, 2005

"A humane, optimistic tale most eloquently told."
"Do you know why God created us? So we could tell one another stories." Novelist, memoirist and folklorist Wiesel (Wise Men and Their Tales, 2003, etc.) blends fiction, legend and perhaps reminiscence in a moving tale of a fast-disappearing time. Read full book review >

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DAWN by Elie Wiesel
by Elie Wiesel, translated by Frances Frenaye
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: April 1, 1961

"Perhaps not a popular form- or theme, but it leaves an inevitable impress."
A spare, spectral short novel follows last year's Night and fills in the hours before dawn spent by Elisha, 18, designated to kill an Englishman- in Palestine- at the time when reprisals were ordered: for the hanging of every Jewish fighter, there was to be the execution of an Englishman. Read full book review >