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Elie Wiesel : Jewish, literary, and moral perspectives

Author: Steven T Katz; Alan Rosen
Publisher: Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press, [2013]
Series: Jewish literature and culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this volume, leading scholars in the fields of Biblical, Rabbinic, Hasidic, Holocaust, and literary studies offer fascinating and innovative analyses of Wiesel's texts as well as illuminating commentaries on his considerable influence as a teacher and as a moral voice for human rights. By exploring the varied aspects of Wiesel's multifaceted career--his texts on the Bible, the Talmud, and Hasidism as well as his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Elie Wiesel; Elie Wiesel; Élie Wiesel
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Steven T Katz; Alan Rosen
ISBN: 9780253008053 0253008050 9780253008121 0253008123 9781299483507 129948350X
OCLC Number: 783167564
Awards: Commended for National Jewish Book Award (Anthology/Collection) 2013
Description: vii, 301 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Alone with God: Wiesel's writings on the Bible / Joel Rosenberg --
Wiesel as interpreter of Biblical narrative / Everett Fox --
Wiesel and Rabbi Akiva / Joseph Polak --
Wiesel and the stories of the rabbis / Reuven Kimelman --
Wiesel in the context of neo-Hasidism / Arthur Green --
Reflections on Wiesel's Hasidic tales / Steven T. Katz --
Yearning for sacred place: Wiesel's Hasidic tales and postwar Hasidism / Nehemia Polen --
The Hasidic spark and the holocaust / Gershon Greenberg --
Lot's wife and "A plea for the dead": commemoration, memory, and shame / Nancy Harrowitz --
The storyteller in history: Shoah memory and the idea of the novel / Sara R. Horowitz --
Wiesel's post-Auschwitz Shema Yisrael / Alan L. Berger --
Dreams and dialogues: Wiesel's holocaust memories / Ellen S. Fine --
The trauma of history in The gates of the forest / Victoria Aarons --
Victims, executioners, and the ethics of political violence: a Levinasian reading of Dawn / Jonathan Druker --
Dialectal living and thinking: Wiesel as storyteller and interpreter of the Shoah / Irving Greenberg --
Wiesel's Aggadic outcry / David Patterson --
Whose testimony?: the confusion of fiction with fact / Lawrence L. Langer --
Wiesel's testament / Oren Baruch Stier --
Améry, Levi, Wiesel: the futility of Holocaust testimony / Alvin H. Rosenfeld --
With shadows and with song: learning, listening, teaching / Alan Rosen --
Teaching through words-teaching through silence: education after (and about) Auschwitz / Reinhold Boschki --
Toward a methodology of wonder / Ariel Burger --
Wiesel's contribution to a Christian understanding of Judaism / John K. Roth --
Conscience / Irving Cotler.
Series Title: Jewish literature and culture.
Responsibility: edited by Steven T. Katz and Alan Rosen.

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