Night

Night

Book rating: 05 Paperback Oprah's Book Club

By (author) Elie Wiesel, Translated by Marion Wiesel

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  • Publisher: Hill & Wang Inc.,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 120 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 206mm x 18mm | 136g
  • Publication date: 1 March 2006
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0374500010
  • ISBN 13: 9780374500016
  • Edition: Revised
  • Edition statement: Revised
  • Sales rank: 2,003

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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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Elie Wiesel is the author of more than fifty books, including "Night," his harrowing account of his experiences in Nazi concentration camps. The book, first published in 1955, was selected for Oprah's Book Club in 2006. Wiesel is Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University, and lives with his family in New York City. He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1986.

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By Lauren 27 Apr 2011 5

This is such a haunting story, one that has stayed with me for years after first reading it. This isn't an easy book to read, it is about Elie's experiences of concentration camps during WW2 and the horrors and cruelty inflicted by the Nazi's during World War 2. I feel it is important to remember and learn from our past, and this book is a reminder to us of all of the suffering and unimaginable terror that millions endured during the Holocaust. A very powerful book.

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"A slim volume of terrifying power."--"The New York Times" "Required reading for all of humanity." --Oprah "Wiesel has taken his own anguish and imaginatively metamorphosed it into art." --Curt Leviant, "Saturday Review" "To the best of my knowledge no one has left behind him so moving a record."--Alfred Kazin "What makes this book so chilling is not the pretense of what happened but a very real description of every thought, fear and the apathetic attitude demonstrated as a response . . . Night, Wiesel's autobiographical masterpiece, is a heartbreaking memoir. Wiesel has taken his painful memories and channeled them into an amazing document which chronicles his most intense emotions every step along the way."--Jose Del Real, "Anchorage Daily News "" ""As a human document, Night is almost unbearably painful, and certainly beyond criticism."--A. Alvarez, "Commentary"