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Night (Hardcover)

Author:  Elie Wiesel Translator:  Marion Wiesel
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 075696380X
ISBN-13: 9780756963804
Sku: 209653757
Publish Date: 9/22/2008
Age Range:  NA
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They called him Moshe the Beadle, as though he had never had a surname in his life. (from the first line)
A New Translation From The French By Marion Wiesel
"Night" is Elie Wiesel''s masterpiece, a candid, horrific, and deeply poignant autobiographical account of his survival as a teenager in the Nazi death camps. This new translation by Marion Wiesel, Elie''s wife and frequent translator, presents this seminal memoir in the language and spirit truest to the author''s original intent. And in a substantive new preface, Elie reflects on the enduring importance of Night and his lifelong, passionate dedication to ensuring that the world never forgets man''s capacity for inhumanity to man.
"""Night" offers much more than a litany of the daily terrors, everyday perversions, and rampant sadism at Auschwitz and Buchenwald; it also eloquently addresses many of the philosophical as well as personal questions implicit in any serious consideration of what the Holocaust was, what it meant, and what its legacy is and will be.
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First published in 1958, this raw, devastatingly haunting Holocaust memoir is Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel's best known work. After the German army invades, they first confine the Jewish community of Sighet, Transylvania, into a ghetto, and then pack them into cattle cars bound for the concentration camps. Fifteen-year-old Eliezer and his father, alone after the Nazis take away his mother and sisters, experience unbearable horrors at Birkenau, Auschwitz, and Buchenwald that undermine Elie's faith in God and come close to destroying his humanity.
Author Bio
Elie Wiesel
After a traditional Jewish childhood education, Wiesel was sent to a concentration camp in 1944, when he was 15. His parents and a sister died in the camps, but Wiesel survived Buchenwald and was sent to France after the war, where he eventually studied at the Sorbonne. He became a journalist for a French newspaper, traveling the world in search of stories--largely in the Middle East, where he covered Israel's war for independence in 1948. His Holocaust memoir, NIGHT, was published in 1958. Wiesel settled in the U.S. in the mid-1950s. He worked as a journalist in New York City and began to write prolifically: novels, short stories, essays, and short biographies and sketches. In 1964 he abandoned newspaper work to devote his time to his own writing. He has received numerous awards and academic appointments, and has been an energetic spokesperson for humanitarian causes. In 1986 he was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize.

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"As a human document, 'Night' is almost unbearably painful, and certainly beyond criticism." - A. Alvarez

Saturday Review
"Wiesel has taken his own anguish and imaginatively metamorphosed it into art." - Curt Leviant

"NIGHT is the most devastating account of the Holocaust that I have ever read. It is devastating first because of its simplicity....The second reason NIGHT is incomparably devastating has less to do with the facts of Wiesel's story than with the way he tells them. The book is exquisitely constructed....One has the sense of merciless experience mercilessly distilled to its essence." - Ruth Franklin 3/20 & 3/27/2006

"What I maintain is that this personal record, coming after so many others and describing an outrage about which we might imagine we already know all that it is possible to know, is nevertheless different, distinct, unique....Have we ever thought about the consequence of a horror that, though less apparent, less striking than the other outrages, is yet the worst of all to those of us who have faith: the death of God in the soul of a child who suddenly discovers absolute evil?" - Francios Mauriac

New York Times Book Review
"The seminal story of a child the Germans intended to murder, more to the point than the partial narrative of 'The Diary of Anne Frank' since it describes the place of Anne Frank's doom." - Cynthia Ozick 04/13/97

Washington Post Book World
"The book that always makes me weep is 'Night' by Elie Wiesel, because it brings up emotions of sorrow, horror and anger. And the book that unfailingly cheers me up is also 'Night' by Elie Wiesel, because it shows me that there is never an excuse for not trying to overcome evil, and that there is no situation from which we cannot emerge with a determination to be productive." - Alan M. Dershowitz 12/10/1995

New York Times
"A slim volume of terrifying power."

"To the best of my knowledge no one has left behind him so moving a record." - Alfred Kazin

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Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributePublisher:   Perfection Learning
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