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Student companion to Elie Wiesel

Author: Sanford V Sternlicht
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2003.
Series: Student companions to classic writers.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Since it was written nearly 50 years ago, Night (1958) has changed world perception of the Holocaust experience. Wiesel's oeuvre, including Holocaust narratives such as Dawn (1961), novels, essays, tales, and plays, has also altered the critical and aesthetic landscape through which we view literature, placing themes of religious identity, hope, survival, devotion to family, and humanity ahead of distinctions of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Sternlicht, Sanford V.
Student companion to Elie Wiesel.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2003
(DLC) 2003048522
(OCoLC)51963367
Named Person: Elie Wiesel; Elie Wiesel; Elie Wiesel; Elie Wiesel; Elie Wiesel
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sanford V Sternlicht
ISBN: 0313017158 9780313017155
OCLC Number: 57414393
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (viii, 137 pages).
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: pt. 1. Backgrounds --
The life of Elie Wiesel --
Elie Wiesel's literary heritage and background: Hasidism, the Holocaust, the great Jewish books, and the Western literary tradition --
pt. 2. The Holocaust narratives --
Night (1958) --
Dawn (1961) --
The accident (1962) --
The town beyond the wall (1964) --
The gates of the forest (1964) --
pt. 3. After the Holocaust: hope and despair --
A beggar in Jerusalem (1970) --
The oath (1973) --
Later novels: The testament (1981), The fifth son (1985), The forgotten (1992), Twilight (1988), and The judges (2002) --
Selected nonfiction.
Series Title: Student companions to classic writers.
Responsibility: Sanford Sternlicht.

Abstract:

Since it was written nearly 50 years ago, Night (1958) has changed world perception of the Holocaust experience. Wiesel's oeuvre, including Holocaust narratives such as Dawn (1961), novels, essays, tales, and plays, has also altered the critical and aesthetic landscape through which we view literature, placing themes of religious identity, hope, survival, devotion to family, and humanity ahead of distinctions of fiction and nonfiction. This volume offers critical analysis of all of Wiesel's major writings, with full chapters on Night, Dawn, The Oath, and four other full-length works. His most.

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