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    DescriptionA drama set in a medieval village where three itinerant Jewish actors put God on trial to answer for his silence during a pogrom considers post-Holocaust issues.


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    Title
    The Trial of God
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Elie Wiesel
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 192
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 201 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 227 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780805210538
    ISBN 10: 0805210539
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21500
    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    B&T Merchandise Category: REL
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BISAC V2.8: REL010000
    DC21: 843.914
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Ingram Theme: APPR/CLASSA
    Ingram Subject Code: RR
    Libri: I-RR
    ECPA Christian Book Category: GNRGSEREF
    Ingram Theme: RELI/JUDAIC
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 48
    BISAC V2.8: DRA004000
    DC22: 842
    B&T Approval Code: P24102765
    LC classification: PQ2683.I32
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    LC subject heading:
    Abridged Dewey: 842
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PQ2683.I32 P7613 1995
    LC subject heading: , ,
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    Edition
    New edition
    Edition statement
    New edition
    Publisher
    Schocken Books
    Imprint name
    Schocken Books
    Publication date
    14 November 1995
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    ELIE WIESEL is the author of more than fifty books, both fiction and nonfiction. He is a recipient of the United States Congressional Gold Medal, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the French Legion of Honor's Grand-Croix, an honorary knighthood of the British Empire and, in 1986, the Nobel Peace Prize. Since 1976, he has been the Andrew W. Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Boston University.
    Review quote
    "From the abyss of the death camps he has come as a messenger to mankind--not with a message of hate and revenge, but with one of brotherhood and atonement." --From the Citation for the 1986 Nobel Peace Prize "Wiesel uses words to craft literary monuments, works that stand as acts of remembrance and as meditations on the nature of remembrance itself." --"San Francisco Chronicle" "Unquestionably, Wiesel is one of the most admirable, indeed indispensable, human beings now writing." --"Washington Post" " " "Not since Albert Camus has there been such an eloquent spokesman for man." --"The New York Review of Books"
    Review text
    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. Now he's made it into a dramatic parable, set in 1649 in a Russian village that's just undergone a pogrom. Only two Jews remain, an innkeeper and his violated daughter. When roving minstrels arrive by accident at the devastated town and offer to put on a Purim play, the innkeeper suggests they hold a trial instead. "I want to understand why He is giving the killers the strength and the victims the tears and the shame of helplessness. . . . Listen: either He is responsible or He is not. If He is, let's judge Him; if He is not, let Him stop judging us." A stranger, clearly Satan, arrives to serve as defense attorney. The argument he puts forward is essentially that the kingdom of death is God's to add to as he wishes; His miracle is to allow even one Jew to survive as testimony - and one always does survive. The kernel, then, is arresting; but the dialogue is stir and lifeless, and two of the three acts seem long prologues and little else. Finding a shape for the ultimate seriousness that infuses his thought remains Wiesel's thorn; his success here again is only intermittent. (Kirkus Reviews)
    Back cover copy
    Set in a Ukrainian village in the year 1649, this haunting play takes place in the aftermath of a pogrom. Only two Jews, Berish the innkeeper and his daughter Hannah, have survived the brutal Cossack raids.